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Hamlet
Tue 30 - Wed 31 Jul

Hamlet

Castle StreetShrewsburySY1 2AT

Shrewsbury Castle

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LIVE AT SHREWSBURY CASTLE
 
Join The Lord Chamberlain's Men this summer for Hamlet, the greatest play in the English language.

With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare's original company, The Lord Chamberlain's Men present this great play as he first saw it – in the open air, with an all male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.
 
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 own 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.
 
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.
 
Bring a chair and a picnic and prepare to be entertained and transported. Book early to avoid missing out! Come prepared for the weather - the performance will continue come rain come shine!

7pm | £21 | Under 16 £12.50

FAQS

  • Bring your own seats, or arrive earlier if you plan to sit on the grass or a blanket, to ensure we can offer a space at the front. Umbrellas are not permitted as they can block the view of others.

  • Toilets will be available on site.

  • You are welcome to bring your own food & drink, but please take all litter away with you.

  • Please arrive in good time prior to performance start time. Latecomers may not be admitted.

  • Shrewsbury Castle grounds are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistance dogs permitted only

  • Before you book, we recommend that you read the wet weather policy
Tue 30 Jul07:00PM Book
Wed 31 Jul07:00PM Book
Venue Levy
Where applicable, advertised ticket prices are inclusive of a venue levy, retained by the venue to sustain and develop the programme of arts and culture in Shropshire.

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