The Awful Antics of Evesham Abbey by Barrie Baldelli


Behind the walls and archway in Abbey Park lies the site of the once magnificent and powerful Evesham Abbey

Founded in 709 AD by St Egwyn to Abbey became the centre of learning and philanthropy in the region and played a pivotal part in the growth of the town of Evesham.

From pre-Norman times to the time of Henry VIII and the dissolution of the monasteries  Evesham Abbey went through good and bad times, times of growth and plenty and times of want and privation. Good Abbots and Bad Abbots, good builders and cowboy builders. And herein lies the story. Sit back and enjoy!

Show Information
The show is approximately 1hr 30mins including an interval.
Performed by Prince Henry’s High School students.
Admission is general admission, with unreserved seating (you may sit where you like on arrival).


About Evesham Abbey Trust

Following the gift of the site by the Rudge Family in 2017 the Evesham Abbey Trust began the process of raising the funds to restore the historic remains on the abbey site and to develop a set of interpretive gardens that would be open to the general public.

Working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England and other funding agencies the trust has raised in excess of £1.2m  towards the restoration works. These works have included extensive wall restorations, archaeological activity and a programme of community activities and school involvement. The trust has involved over 30 local schools, engaged an artist in residence, and produced and performed original music in cooperation with local school orchestras. The trust has also produced educational history books on the abbey story which have been distributed to all local schools.

The trust is now progressing with the development of the gardens and the interpretive features. And is working towards opening the site to visitors this Summer. These gardens have to be separately funded and the trust is seeking the support of local growers and contractors.

The Evesham Abbey Trust is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers and supported by voluntary effort.


The Henrician
The Henrician


28 Mar 2023


7:00 pm



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