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Hamlet by The Lord Chamberlains Men

Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in their 20th year, for Hamlet, 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.

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Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer, in their 20th year, for Hamlet, 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.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £18.00
Child £10.00

The basics

Booking details

Call Online Sales only

Meeting point

This is an outdoor event. Please meet at the Main Gate and travel through to the Lake Area.

What to bring and wear

Please bring comfy seating for the show.

Accessibility

Grounds - partly accessible, some hard standing paths near cafe, wider Forest paths are grass and can be very muddy in winter. Mobility parking - in Shell House car park

Other

There are toilet facilities, an accessible toilet and a baby changing facility. The cafe will be open.

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