Queen Palmer's Court - theatre & dinner at Ightham Mote

Black and white photograph from c.1889 of Queen Palmer with her daughter Elsie, and Kelpie the dog.

Join us for a theatrical treat, written and produced by RSC actor, Nicholas Day. Follow this with a talk by Nicholas and a themed dinner in the Mote Café.

To mark the departure of our on-loan painting, 'A Young Lady in White' (Elsie Palmer), star of stage and television, Nicholas Day*, has written and produced a special one-act play to be performed in our medieval Great Hall.

To celebrate Elsie’s time at the property and the success of our fundraising appeal to purchase 'A Game of Bowls', Nicholas has imagined the scene that might have taken place in the Great Hall on the very day Singer Sargent began working on 'A Young Lady in White'.

Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June, 6.30pm

6.30pm  Drinks in the Courtyard
7.00pm  Queen Palmer’s Court, performed in the Great Hall
7.30pm  Nicholas Day – a background talk
8.00pm  Themed dinner in the Mote Café


£35 to include drinks in the Courtyard, 'Queen Palmer's Court', dinner and talk.

To book, please telephone the Ightham Mote office on 01732 810378 or email: ighthammote@nationaltrust.org.uk.

About Nicholas Day

Nicholas Day is well known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and National Theatre, but also for his television and film work. In recent years Nicholas has worked almost exclusively for the RSC in a number of key roles; productions have included 'The Tempest', 'Comedy of Errors' and 'Wolf Hall'. He is also widely known for his TV appearances including 'Minder', 'Doc Martin', 'Midsomer Murders', 'Poirot' and 'Foyle’s War'.


Our Visitor Reception will open 30 minutes before the production starts.Should you have any particular dietary requirements, please do let us know when booking your tickets.