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Eastnor Castle Hosts a Unique Theatrical Performance in the Open Air

On Friday 8th July 2005 , Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury, will host for the first time a performance of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s most exciting and powerful tragedy. Performed by The Lord Chamberlain’s men, in true Shakespearean style, with an all-male cast this will be the must-see theatrical event of the summer.

Macbeth is Shakespeare’s ultimate thriller: a play about murder, power and corruption. A young military man has ambitions of leadership, and spurred on by his determined wife is driven to extreme means to get to the top. Named after Shakespeare’s own theatrical troupe, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men attempt to recreate the world of Shakespearean theatre as accuratelyas possible. The production will include historically relevant costume, music, dance and stage-fight, to fire the imaginations of young and old alike. And if you arrive early, you will even be able to see the actors applying their make-up, and getting into costume, or listen to our wandering minstrels.

Macbeth will be performed in the beautiful setting of the Castle terraces, overlooking the lake, and the audience is invited to bring a picnic and enjoy a unique theatrical experience in a magical setting.

Matinee performance starts at 1.30pm, with gates opening at 12.30pm. All tickets £10 per person. Evening performance starts at 7.30pm, with gates opening at 6.30pm.