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Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’

12th June 2024

Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’

Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer, in their 20th year, for Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, arguably the greatest play in the English language. With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare’s original company, they present this great play as he first saw it – in the open air, with an all-male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

Returning home from university for his father, the King of Denmark’s funeral, which is also the occasion of his mother’s remarriage to his uncle, Hamlet the Prince, is visited by the ghost of his father. The ghost reveals that his brother, Hamlet’s uncle, now stepfather and King, killed him and he urges Hamlet to take revenge. Driven to distraction by the grief of his father’s death and what lies ahead of him, Hamlet is forced to confront his deepest fears and in doing so questions himself, those around him and the very nature of existence.

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

Thrilling, moving and deeply human this stunning play seeks answers to life’s biggest questions and, in doing so, holds up a mirror to all our natures.

“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all”

Bring a chair and a picnic and prepare to be entertained and transported. Remember to book early to avoid missing out!

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Details about the venue

Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ will be held within the private grounds of the main house. The performance is in the open air. Please bring a chair or picnic rug and prepare to be entertained and transported.

Alcoholic beverages soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from the bar on the lawns.

Times: The running time is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including a 15 minute interval. The Stubbings Glasshouse Café will be open for drinks all day if you want to arrive early. However, please note that gates will not be open until 6pm when you will be able to access the lawns and find somewhere to set up your chairs. There is also a bar on the lawns where you can buy drinks and snacks as well as place your orders for the interval. The play commences at 7pm.

Tickets: £20 adults, £10 children (15 years and under)

Ticket information

Please bring something to sit on such as a camping chair or picnic blanket. Please do not bring alcohol into this event.

The event will always go ahead in the event of bad weather. Please check the weather forecast in advance and be prepared for the Great British Summer. Performances will only be cancelled if the weather conditions present a danger. Please see our event terms and conditions here.

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