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Hamlet (presented by The Lord Chamberlain's Men)

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.” Join the Lord Chamberlain's Men for their production of Hamlet on the picturesque Parsonage Lawn.

  • Booking essential

Enjoying their 20th year, join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer, for Hamlet, arguably 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.

“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all”

Bring a chair and a picnic and prepare to be entertained and transported. Book early to avoid missing out!

The performance running time is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including a 15-minute interval.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult per adult£18.00
Child (under 16£10.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0333 666 3366 When booking tickets you will be directed to a 3rd party website. This website charges a booking fee


This event welcomes children accompanied by adults.

Meeting point

This theatre performance will be held on the Parsonage lawn which visitors can access via Chapel walk or past the front of the cafe (Duke's study).

What to bring and wear

Patrons are required to bring a chair/blanket/something to sit on. Seating is NOT provided. We advise bringing a picnic and suitable clothing and footwear for the weather.


The route to the Parsonage lawn is accessible but please note that the seating area is grass. Only assistance dogs are permitted at this performance.


Clumber Park's food and beverage outlets may be closed for this performance, depending on ticket sales. We will keep this page updated regarding what facilities are available so that you can plan accordingly, however we advise bringing a picnic. Our toilets will remain open for the duration of the performance.

Contact info

Clumber Programming and Partnerships Team

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