Event Type: Comedy
Hamlet and Macbeth

DATE:
Mon 21 – Friday 25 June

TIME:
7.30PM – 9.45PM

PRICE:
£10

DESCRIPTION:
Hamlet and Macbeth as you have never seen them before. Roll up for a seated outdoor performance of Hamlet and Macbeth reworked as comedies by Shakespeare @ Traquair. Mysteries, murders and some magical music abound. Both plays mix modern language and Shakespearian text and, with a good dollop of melodrama, physical theatre and mime, they are accessible to anyone over 7.

A new production by Shakespeare at Traquair – this year the audience will be seated in the magnificent grounds of Traquair House.

Roll up for an outdoor performance with a difference – Hamlet and Macbeth reworked as comedies.

In Hamlet, the eponymous hero has the hump as his Uncle Claudius has bumped off his Dad and then married his Mum, who’s a bit too fond of the bottle. Girlfriend Ophelia won’t listen to a word he says and best mate Horatio keeps seeing ghosts. No wonder Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are confused. Mysteries, murders and some magical music abound in this intriguing take on Shakespeare’s longest play.

Macbeth sees an eponymous hero afraid of his missus, three witches who think they’re on Masterchef and murderers who want Banquo’s head on a platter. With Lady Macbeth getting ever more power crazed and deranged (remind you of anyone?), can Macduff save Scotland from itself? Come prepared to save your nation!

Both plays mix modern language and Shakespearian text and, with a good dollop of melodrama, physical theatre and mime, it means they’re accessible to anyone aged 7 and above.

Bring a snack, a picnic, a Fortnum’s hamper with copious quantities of caviar and champagne or just yourselves and we’ll park you and your party at an appropriate social distance on seating of the highest quality – well, a plastic chair of some description – and enjoy an evening of fun and frivolity. Real, live outdoor theatre – in the raw, so remember to bring a coat!

For more information see the Shakespeare at Traquair website

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