Whether you’re looking for Athenian revelry, ill-omened ghosts, tearful adieus or bloody British history, there’s something for everyone with perennial favourites A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Richard III performed across a nine-week season.
The season follows a highly acclaimed inaugural run in York in 2018. Casts have yet to be announced but productions are already associated with an impressive dramatis personae of theatrical expertise. In overseeing the four plays, Damian Cruden brings with him 22 years of experience as artistic director of the York Theatre Royal. Tom Wright will be associate director of Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy and courtship comedy whilst Juliet Forster will take on his star-crossed lovers and ambitious King.
It might be hard to get your head around the multiple layers of history in visiting an Elizabethan town inside a Baroque palace, but with frothy ales served from thatched stalls, performing minstrels and a garden maze, we’ll certainly give it a try. After all, 'summer's lease hath all too short a date', so why not make the most of it.
|What||Summer of Shakespeare, Blenheim Palace|
|Where||Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1PP | MAP|
08 Jul 19 – 07 Sep 19, TIMES VARY
|Website||Click here for tickets and information|