16th June 2017
Hamlet: Wells Theatre Company – Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset – 29th & 30th June / 2nd July 2017 – Buy tickets here
Taking on one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, Hamlet, the newly formed Wells Theatre Company will be performing in promenade format in the stunning setting of The Bishop’s Palace. Founder Edgar Phillips, director Neil Howiantz and a cast of actors from the Mendip region are coming together to provide this exciting production with scenes set throughout the glorious Palace gardens before heading into the exquisite rooms of one of Somerset’s most famous landmarks.
Audiences are encouraged to bring a chair, rug and picnic if they wish or enjoy the delights of the barbecue and bar.
Performance running time: 6.30pm to 10pm; The first act (one hour) will involve walking through the gardens (in total 300 yards) with the final scenes in the Undercroft. After a 30 minute interval, audiences will then be guided to where the second act will take place and can be enjoyed from the comfort of a rug or chair. Performances will take place in all but the worst of weathers.