Outdoor theatre at Killerton
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Killerton are pleased to host The Lord Chamberlain’s Men as they invite you to join them this summer for the timeless story of Hamlet.

Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer, in their 20th
year, for Hamlet, the greatest play in the English language.
With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare’s
original company, they present this great play as he first saw
it – in the open air, with an all male cast and Elizabethan
costumes, music and dance.

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”
Returning home from university for his father, the King of
Denmark’s funeral, which is also the occasion of his mother’s
remarriage to his uncle, Hamlet the Prince, is visited by the
ghost of his father. The ghost reveals that his brother,
Hamlet’s uncle, now stepfather and King, killed him and he
urges Hamlet to take revenge. Driven to distraction by the
grief of his father’s death and what lies ahead of him, Hamlet
is forced to confront his deepest fears and in doing so
questions himself, those around him and the very nature of
existence.

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

Thrilling, moving and deeply human this stunning play seeks
answers to life’s biggest questions and, in doing so, holds up
a mirror to all our natures.

“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all”
Bring a chair and a picnic and prepare to be entertained and
transported. Book early to avoid missing out!
Authenticity | Excellence | Magic

With this masterpiece concentrated down to a two hour running time and carried off in true The Lord Chamberlain’s Men style this will be one you will not want to miss.

Assistance dogs only.

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