Shakespeare Live's 'Hamlet' at Lackham House
PUBLISHED: 11:49 01 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:29 20 February 2013
Shakespeare Live's production of 'Hamlet' takes place in early July in a sylvan setting in mid-Wiltshire, just south of junction 17 of the M4 and within easy reach of Bath, Bristol, Swindon and the surrounding villages.
Shakespeare Lives production of Hamlet takes place in early July in a sylvan setting in mid-Wiltshire, just south of junction 17 of the M4 and within easy reach of Bath, Bristol, Swindon and the surrounding villages.
This year, the long established and highly regarded group are entering a new era as they move to Lackham House, just north of Lacock, where the beautiful setting of the gardens and eighteenth century house should act as a perfect backdrop both for the play itself, and for the picnics beforehand, which are a traditional feature of the evenings.
In addition, the production will break new ground, as the director has chosen to place Hamlet in 1920, just after the Great War, in order to be able to examine the contrast between the old, war-torn past, and the new, rebellious future.
Tickets are available for all six performances - Tuesday 5th July - Saturday 9th July at 7.30pm (gardens open from 6pm) and Saturday 9th July at 2pm (gardens open at 12.30pm). As usual, the Friday and Saturday evening shows are Gala Nights, with tickets at 20 including pre-play entertainment, while for all other performances tickets cost 12. Tickets are for numbered seats in the 500 seater covered stand, so that the show can go on regardless of what the British summer throws at it, but there are also a limited number of half price groundling places.
The company is a charity and has donated many thousands of pounds over the years to worthwhile causes from the profits it makes.
Details and bookings can be accessed via the website - www.shakespearelive.com - or by contacting the box office on 01225 722987.