July 10, 2024

Garden Theatre - Hamlet

Knowsley Hall

Join us for an enchanting evening as The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” amidst the beautiful gardens of Knowsley Hall. This renowned touring company, known for its authentic Elizabethan performances, brings the timeless tragedy to life with an all-male cast, original costumes, music, and dance. As this event sells out quickly each year, we encourage you to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Guests are invited to bring their own chairs and picnic for a delightful summer evening. Enjoy the gripping tale of Hamlet as he returns home to Denmark, only to confront his father’s untimely death and his mother’s hasty remarriage to his uncle, who now claims the throne. Hamlet’s encounter with his father’s ghost propels him into a dark journey of vengeance and self-discovery, challenging the very essence of reality.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men have captivated audiences since 2004, both nationally and internationally. Don’t miss this authentic performance under the open sky, filled with the drama and emotion of one of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

Gates to the Knowsley Estate open at 6:00 pm, with the performance starting at 7:00 pm. Enjoy a selection of beverages from our outdoor bar as you settle in for an unforgettable evening of theatrical brilliance under the stars.

 
 

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Timings

Gates open 18:00pm
Performance starts 19:00pm

Ticket Prices

Adults – £18
Children – £10
Family tickets purchased in advance (2 adults & 2 children) – £50

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    Admire the exquisite State Rooms with their intricate ceilings and grand chandeliers, explore the Hall's links to Shakespeare, and take in the beautiful Capability Brown inspired gardens, home to the stunning Fountain of Venus and the picturesque Rose Garden.

    Knowsley Hall

    Knowsley Hall, located in Merseyside, has been the ancestral home of the Stanley family, the Earls of Derby, since the 15th century. Since 1495, this historic house has been welcoming royalty and distinguished guests, offering an idyllic setting for luxury weddings, glamorous parties, charity balls, gala dinners, filming locations, and private stays. The estate’s origins date back to the 12th century when it was a modest hunting lodge. Over the centuries, it has evolved into a grand stately home, reflecting the power and influence of the Stanley family in British history.

    In the late 18th century, James Stanley, the 10th Earl of Derby, transformed Knowsley Hall into a neoclassical masterpiece. The house features sumptuous interiors and extensive art collections, including portraits by Van Dyck and Stubbs. The surrounding parkland, designed by the renowned landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, complements the hall’s grandeur with its sweeping vistas and serene lakes.

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