Illyria’s production of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Illyria’s production of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is coming to Holsworthy!

This open-air production of Pride & Prejudice will be in Badock Gardens, Holsworthy on Saturday 12 August at 6:30pm.

In a whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzy Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane, thoughtful people – and they hate each other! Or do they? Can she see beyond his pride, and can he overcome her prejudice, in order to achieve happiness?

If your idea of Jane Austen is stuffy costume drama then this sparkling adaptation may make you change your mind. Bring a picnic and have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria sharpen their claws to bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, bitchy best!

Running time (approx): 2hrs 20min (inc 20 minute interval).

Suitable for ages 8+


  • Tickets are available online or via the box office 01805 624624. 5% booking fee applies across all payment methods.
  • Tickets are also available on the gate (card or cash). 5% booking fee applies.
  • People with access needs are welcome to a free ticket for their carer/assistant. Please call the box office on 01805 624624
  • Every 11th ticket is free for group bookings. Available via the box office on 01805 624624
  • Ticket holders enjoy free access to the gardens two hours before 6.30pm/7pm performances and one hour before earlier performances. (Or earlier for pre-show drama workshop ticket holders)
  • Most performances last approx 2 hours with a 20 minute interval
  • Minimum ages are advisory only. Please use your discretion.


  • No seating is provided. Please bring low-back seating and/or blankets,
  • An area for people on blankets is reserved at the front.
  • If you wish to be socially distanced please sit towards the rear or sides of the audience area
  • Performances start at the stated time so please arrive in good time to take your seats

Kings Coronation -Big Help Out Day – Holsworthy

Tidy, Titivate & Tart up the Town- Monday 8th May

The King has suggested that as part of the Coronation Celebrations communities across the country get involved in volunteering on a Big Help Out day on Monday 8th May and highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the Nation.

Holsworthy Town Council would like to encourage organisations and individuals in the Town to come up with a one day project which aims to enhance the appearance of Holsworthy to be carried out on Monday 8th May 2023. It is hoped that local organisations could work on their ‘own patch’, help another organisation or choose an area of the town to enhance.

Some Suggestions brought forward are:

– Litter picking
– Cleaning signs
– Renovating flower beds
– Cleaning & Painting of community facilities
– Cleaning public areas
– Emptying gutters
– Help a Neighbour
– Tidy up Manor Car Park after the Coronation Celebrations

The Council would love organisations to contact them at with any small project they wish to do as part of the Big Help Out Day which can be advertised in the run up to the day. Individuals who want to get involved can also email the Council or pick a project which may suit them best and join in! Please make contact with the town council if you are interested and we will put you on the list!

The Town Council may be able to provide support through supply of equipment such as hi-vis jackets, litter picking tools, bin bags and cleaning materials subject to availability – feel free to enquire.
Currently the ideal times for volunteering on this day would be between 11am and 4pm. You do not need to volunteer the whole duration.
No project too small! We welcome all project suggestions and look forward to hearing them!

The important bit – The Town Council would also like to invite all those who take part in the day to a ‘Pasty and a drink’ event in Holsworthy Memorial Hall from 4pm on the 8th May as a thank you to all volunteers in the town. This will be a chance to recognise the amazing work volunteers carry out all year round and get everybody together to celebrate, network and share our volunteering experiences.

Last updated 3rd April 2023 – Further updates will be added

Holsworthy’s Outdoor Market

Holsworthy Town Council will be holding a public meeting on Thursday 23rd March 2023 at 6pm in the Memorial Hall, Holsworthy, to discuss the future of our historic Wednesday Market!

This will be an open and transparent discussion about the market’s past, present & future.

Holsworthy Town Council have been running the Market on behalf of Torridge District Council for 20+ years and have endeavoured to keep it relevant and stable.

Past efforts have included delivering leaflets to holiday homes, shops within Holsworthy and the surrounding areas. We have visited other local markets similar to our own to raise awareness of our historic market and to encourage new traders. We continue to use social media platforms, local media and yearly newsletters to advertise.

We would like to invite the people of Holsworthy to attend our meeting and help us find a solution to moving the market forward.

Everyone is welcome and we encourage all to attend to make your voice heard!

If you are unable to attend, please put your thoughts in writing to Holsworthy Town Council

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Holsworthy Town Council, we hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Our office is now open and has returned to our usual hours: Monday-Thursday (9am-4pm) Friday (9am-1pm).
  • We will be holding a Coffee Morning in The Memorial Hall in Holsworthy on 11th January from 9am until 12pm.
  • Holsworthy’s Weekly Wednesday Market will be reopening on the 11th January from 9am until 2.30pm.
  • Full Council Meetings & Sub-Committee Meetings will be returning from Wednesday 11th January.

Merry Christmas Everyone

On behalf of the Mayor, Councillors and staff at Holsworthy Town Council thank you to all the volunteers, organisations, Town Band, Primary School, Holsworthy Community College and Youth Club performers that made Holsworthy Christmas Switch on Event happen.
We hope everyone enjoyed themselves.
Merry Christmas everyone!

The Mayor Councillor Helen Parker, Portreeve Mr Barry Parish, The Pretty Maid Miss Tegan Watson-Bell visited Southlands Court, Bodmeryick, Deer Park & Abbeyfield wishing residents and staff a Merry Christmas and giving gifts. These moments were photographed by Rodney Parrish.

Holsworthy’s Big Switch-On & Christmas Market

This year Holsworthy Town Council have planned an exciting day filled with different activities and entertainment for all ages.

It will take place on Saturday 3rd December 2022 from 4pm to 8pm

Quiet Hour | 4pm-5pm | A quieter hour with reduced noise levels to help those with hidden disabilities.
The aim is to make the Holsworthy Switch-On and Christmas Market more accessible to customers with hidden disabilities and additional needs.

What can you do at Holsworthy’s Lights Switch on?

Browse the Christmas Market for last minute presents, treats to yourself or get some creative ideas!

Have a go on a Bucking Bronco Reindeer

Watch on-stage Entertainment
( Including but not limited to: Town Band, Holsworthy Youth Club, Holsworthy Primary School, Holsworthy Community College)

Interact with the Walking Entertainment (incl. Stilt Walkers, Elf Bubbleologist)

Take memorable photographs in the Giant Snow Globe

Meet Father Christmas

Free rides & Face Painting for Children

Late Night Shopping Including, but not limited to: 
Yarns of Holsworthy, The Den, The Original Factory Shop, The Model Shop.

Holsworthy Football Club will be holding a ‘Santa Run’ if you’d like to enter pick up an entry form from the Town Council Offices

All Enquiries to the Holsworthy Town Council, Manor Offices, North Road, Holsworthy, EX22 6DJ
01409 253 312


Holsworthy Bowling Club: Charity Bowls Challenge

In aid of Holsworthy’s Mayor Councillor Helen Parker’s Chosen charities for 2022/23

Lymphoma Action & Breast Cancer Now

Holsworthy Bowling club have decided to organise a bowls challenge to fundraise.

Locla Businesses, Clubs, organisations and/or friends are welcome to enter mixed teams of three players to have a great afternoon and help raise funds for the mayors 2 charities.

Entry Forms are available here >