The first ever Shakespearean pop up theatre in Europe is now open for the summer at Blenheim Palace. From 8th July until 7th September, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill will play host to four of William Shakespeare’s most loved and renowned plays. Plus, there’s a surrounding Shakespearean village for an all in experience. Here’s what you need to know…
The four plays on offer are as follows; Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays full of bloody, tense action-packed moments, with witches, ghosts, a toxic marriage and a kingdom in crisis to top it all off. The second is one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a story of criss-crossed love and feuding fairies. The third is Richard III, which tells of a treacherous villain murdering his way to the British crown. Last but not least is the most famous of all the Shakespearean plays – the one and only Romeo and Juliet.
Transporting audiences to the intimate atmosphere of an Elizabethan playhouse while the surrounding ‘Shakespeare’s Village’ is the perfect place for pre-show meals and drinks where you can indulge in an immersive historic atmosphere that includes live ‘wagon’ entertainment, medieval minstrels and sonnet recitals. We think it’s safe to say that you will get the full Shakespearean experience here.
For an afternoon and evening of full of bloody battles, comic mayhem, gruesome murders, breath-taking and heart-stopping moments then the Shakespeare’s Rose at Blenheim is a must visit this summer.
For more information or to book tickets online visit the website here.
Visitors tip: The Shakespeare’s Village doesn’t require an entry ticket and is open from 11am-9pm.
Images: Blenheim Palace