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.
“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all”
Bring a chair and a picnic (or order a Doddington afternoon tea picnic box) and prepare to be entertained and transported. Book early to avoid missing out!
Authenticity | Excellence | Magic
THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN’S MEN
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men is the UK’s premier all male theatre company – with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare – presenting Shakespeare’s work as he first saw it; all male, in the open air and with Elizabethan costume, music and dance. Sitting under the same stars that Shakespeare sat under and hearing his poetry brought to life the company offer an unparalleled authentic, excellent and magical experience; one that is truly unique. We are renowned for productions of great vivacity, clarity, quality and accessibility. Our productions champion authenticity whilst breathing fresh, new life into these extraordinary plays. Seeing a production by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will ignite, rekindle or maintain a burning passion in the greatest playwright the world has ever seen.
The company is based in amongst the beating heart of London’s theatre world but tours extensively throughout the United Kingdom, mainland Europe as well as to wider international shores.
Please note that gates open one hour prior to the performance start time. Running time approximately 2 hours 10 minutes including a short interval.
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Delight in a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, Hambleton’s special breed pork sausage roll, freshly baked fruit scones with clotted cream and jam as well as an array of famous Doddington sweet treats and an elderflower pressé. Add some sparkle with a mini bottle of prosecco.
There’s something to suit the whole family with traditional, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and children’s picnic boxes.
Adult £22 per person, Child £12 per person
Prosecco (20cl bottle) £8
Available on Tuesday 27 August only, our special package includes:
Delaval 2 or 3 package: £255 per couple
Tailor 1 package: £235 per couple
Tailor 2, 3 or 4 package: £215 per couple
Find out more about the Delaval & Tailor Rooms and view a virtual tour: CLICK HERE