Outdoor Theatre: The Gunpowder Plot

Cue an explosive evening of short fuses and tall tales, as five actors try to pull off the most infamous conspiracy in history.

  • Booking essential

The Gunpowder Plot comes to life in a brand new, calamitous production fit for all the family. Expect uproarious intrigue, endless costume changes, and many, many false moustaches in this highly flammable historical tale.

Bring your own cushions and camping-chairs and join us on an outdoor adventure. Come prepared for the weather - the performance will continue come rain come shine!

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £18.00
  • Child £10.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 07714 028770
Suitability
Children are welcome. This is a family friendly performance.
Meeting point
Please check in via the Ticket Office. The gates open at 6pm and the performance will be happening on the Green Court outside the front of the castle.
What to bring and wear
Please dress appropriately. The performance will go ahead rain or shine. We ask that you don't bring umbrellas as these can obscure the view for other people in the audience.
Accessibility
The walk from the car park to the performance area is up a steep hill and is not suitable for those with limited mobility. A courtesy vehicle will be running to transport audience members from the car park to Green Court and Personal Mobility Vehicles are available to borrow, though these must be booked in advance.
Other
Tenants' Hall will be open to provide refreshments including alcohol. There is free parking in both Dunster Castle car park and Dunster Village (should our car park become full) so please allow time for an extra 5 minute walk.

Upcoming events

May Half Term Trail

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-17:00
To celebrate the jubilee, come and join us for our Crown Trail. Look out for seven beautifully knitted crowns and answer a question about each decade of the Queen's 70-year reign.

Trail of Tales

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-17:00
Take a trip around Dunster and hear stories from the past 1000 years.

Outdoor Theatre: Twelfth Night

Sun 29 May 2022
19:00-22:00
The Three Inch Fools are dusting down their musical instruments and hitting the road with Shakespeare’s riotous comedy, Twelfth Night.

Outdoor Theatre: As you like it - The Lord Chamberlain's Men

Wed 27 Jul 2022
19:00-22:00
Dunster Castle is pleased to host The Lord Chamberlain's Men who invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It.

Outdoor Theatre: The Gunpowder Plot

Wed 17 Aug 2022
19:00-22:00
Cue an explosive evening of short fuses and tall tales, as five actors try to pull off the most infamous conspiracy in history.