Special Event

Discover Sunday: Saving Shakespeare

24 March 2024
Performances at 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Shakespeare’s lost his script, his cast and his mojo…There’s gonna be murder & mayhem in the Elizabethan court…he needs some theatre magic and a LOT of help from his friends!

Saving Shakespeare is a three-hander professional play written & directed by Artistic Director Kate Allerston, with 3 amazing actors in the cast and technical design by Artistic Director Chris Bastock.

Shakespeare arrives at Queen Elizabeth’s court to put on his latest play, only to realise that the actors haven’t been booked, The script has been left behind and the only people able to help are two women (who at the time were banned from performing on the stage!). Over the next 60 minutes the audience is introduced to some of Shakespeare’s most iconic excerpts from his plays as the trio try to create a play for Queenie from what they can remember – anything so that they don’t lose their heads!

The production gives a fun and engaging introduction to Shakespeare and is aimed at families with children aged 8 upwards. It’s a hilarious and educational show, with edited and accessible versions of scenes from the Bard's most popular plays (Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream) – a great introduction to Shakespeare for young people, whilst also being fun and engaging (there’s quite a bit of audience interaction too)! A live theatre performance that is accessible, educational and fun – what more could you ask for?

Ticket includes day entry to the museum and gardens and is valid from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Please select your preferred time for watching the performance of Saving Shakespeare, which lasts for an hour.

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