Spellbinding Shakespeare At Arundel Castle On 25th and 26th August

Arundel Castle in West Sussex is set to host two nights of stunning al-fresco Shakespeare in its highly-acclaimed Collector Earl’s Garden this August, marking the culmination of the Arundel Festival.

The Castle, which is this year celebrating the 950th anniversary of its initial construction, will welcome the GB Theatre Company for two captivating performances of much-loved Shakespearian comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream on 25-26 August.

Set in Arundel Castle’s enchanting gardens, which are alive with thousands of colourful blooms, these shows offer theatre lovers an experience like no other.

A highlight of the annual Arundel Festival, Shakespeare in the Collector Earl’s Garden is now in its eighth year, with talented actors travelling from across the country to take to the specially crafted stage in front of the aptly titled ‘Oberon’s Palace’.

Castle Manager, Bryan McDonald, commented: “We are delighted to be a part of the Arundel Festival once again this year. The Festival celebrates all that makes Arundel such a wonderful town – for both its residents and our visitors. 

“Shakespeare in the Collector Earl’s Garden is an opportunity to see a skilled troupe of thespians performing one of The Bard’s most-loved plays in a truly idyllic setting. For regular theatre goers, our shows offer a twist on the traditional and for those who may be experiencing Shakespeare for the first time, it’s a magical introduction.”

To cap-off the spectacular summer experience, ticketholders are invited to enjoy a picnic in the Castle grounds ahead of the performance, providing a rare opportunity to bask in the beauty of Arundel Castle at dusk.

Those interested in attending these unique events are encouraged to book tickets in advance, as both shows are expected to sell-out.

Tickets are priced from £16 for children and £26 for adults and can be purchased in person from Arundel Castle or online at www.arundelcastle.org.

Tickets and Times
5.30pm Castle grounds open
6.30pm The Collector Earl’s Garden gates open
7.30pm Performances start

Running time: 2 hours with 30 min interval

Tickets in advance bought in person (no transaction charges) – Adults £26 / Children (5-15) £16.

Tickets in advance bought online and by telephone (including transaction charges) – Adults £27.50 / Children (5-15) £17.

Tickets bought on the night (subject to availability) – Adults £29 / Children (5-15) £18.

Book online at: www.arundelcastle.org.

Further information on Arundel Castle and its 2017 event calendar can be found at www.arundelcastle.org.

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Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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