Outdoor Theatre

What better setting to enjoy a summer evening’s theatre than our beautiful walled gardens. For 2018 we will be offering a range of carefully selected performances to include popular titles of comedy and drama and welcome the return of some brilliant theatre companies whose performances are guaranteed to enthral and captivate the audience.

Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating and come prepared for all weathers. Theatre-goers will be admitted to the gardens 45 minutes before the production starts. For the enjoyment of all, visitors with chairs will be asked to sit to the sides and back of the seating area and those with picnic blankets to the front and centre.

Christmas theatre at Holkham Hall in north Norfolk

The Tempest

Wednesday 29th August, 6.30pm

This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, an all-male cast, will perform Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece The Tempest; a play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love, which has mesmerised and moved audiences for over 400 years. In full Elizabethan costume with traditional music and dance and with some of Shakespeare’s most memorable speeches, the production is packed with famous characters - from the elemental and ethereal Caliban and Ariel, to the comic clowns Trinculo and Stephano, along with the enchanting force that unites them all, Prospero. Sit back and be entertained with this truly theatrical play featuring Prospero, the usurped Duke of Milan, and his daughter Miranda, after being cast out from their home are washed up on a distant, mystical island. 12 years later his enemies are blown off course towards them. Using his powers of magic, he raises a tempest to shipwreck them on the island. After being left to plot his revenge for years he finally has the chance to exact it… But will he?

Tickets: Adult £15, Child (2-16 years incl.) £10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £45
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