The Lord Chamberlain's Men will return to Bantock House and Gardens on Sunday 26 August as part of their tour of Shakespeare's spellbinding masterpiece The Tempest - a play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love.

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The hugely popular company, in their fourteenth successful year, are premiering their show at the prestigious Brighton Festival, before heading off on a tour around the UK that takes in the most significant, historically important and visually stunning castles, cathedrals and stately homes - and will perform in Bantock Gardens. 

Shakespeare's late, great gem, widely believed to be the last full play he wrote alone, examines the power of true love, our capacity for vengeance and what it takes to forgive. A play that has mesmerised and moved audiences for over 400 years is just as relevant and powerful today.

Marguerite Nugent, Arts and Culture Manager, said: "We are delighted to welcome back The Lord Chamberlain's Men, who last summer thrilled visitors with 'Comedy of Errors' in the stunning surrounds of Bantock Gardens."

Peter Stickney, The Lord Chamberlain's Men Artistic Director, said: "With some of Shakespeare's most memorable speeches and packed with famous characters - from the elemental and ethereal Caliban and Ariel to the comic clowns Trinculo and Stephano and the enchanting force that unites them all, Prospero - The Tempest is a spectacular play and will make fantastic viewing for a summer's evening. A truly theatrical play like this, set outdoors and in our trademark style bursting with song and magic makes for an evening not to be missed!"

With audiences encouraged to bring picnics, a chair or a blanket, and a glass of something chilled, this show promises to be another authentic, excellent and magical treat from the company that brought you last year's riotous farce The Comedy of Errors.

For further information, please contact Peter Stickney on 0208 852 5761 or or visit Type=links;Linkid=10261;Title=The Lord Chamberlain's Men;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Thursday 29 March, 2018