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BOOKING INFORMATION


TIMES

Gates open: 6.30pm
Performances start: 7.45pm
Matinee performances start: 3pm
Running time: 2 hours plus one hour supper interval, when the gardens will be floodlit.


TICKETS - ON SALE NOW

ONLINE: www.kentwell.co.uk

Tel 01787 310207

Further group discounts for parties of 15 or more. For details call the Estate Office on 01787 310207


PRICES

Much Ado About Nothing (Friday):

On the night:
£21.50 Seated
£17.50 Ground Adult
£14 Ground Child

Booking online in advance:
£17.50 Seated
£14 Ground Adult
£11 Ground Child
£19.50 Buffet Supper

A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Saturday matinee):

On the day:
£20 Seated
£16 Ground Adult
£12 Ground Child

Booking online in advance:
£16 Seated
£13 Ground Adult
£10 Ground Child

A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Saturday evening):

On the night:
£24 Seated
£19 Ground Adult
£15 Ground Child

Booking online in advance:
£20 Seated
£16 Ground Adult
£12 Ground Child
£19.50 Buffet Supper

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Sunday):

On the night:
£22.50 Seated
£18.50 Ground Adult
£14 Ground Child

Booking online in advance:
£18.50 Seated
£15 Ground Adult
£11 Ground Child
£19.50 Buffet Supper


KENTWELL SUPPERS

There will be two Acts with a one hour supper interval in between when the Gardens are floodlit. Kentwell Suppers in the Undercroft (or outside if fine) may be booked in advance.  The first part of the supper is served before the play starts, pudding and coffee are served in the Interval. The play ends at about 11pm. Picnic tables of various sizes (for 4, 6 or 8 persons with integral seating) may be booked in advance.


Our Weather Policy
This policy forms part of our terms and conditions.

We will make every effort to complete the performance and reserve the right to stop and start the action as necessary. Performances are never cancelled or abandoned before the advertised starting time and then only in the event of very bad weather. Refunds are not given for cancellation or abandonment as a result of the weather

PLEASE BRING WARM CLOTHING AS EVEN ON THE WARMEST DAYS, IT CAN BECOME QUITE COOL LATER IN THE EVENING.


 
 

Kentwell Hall Shakespeare Festival 2009

2009 Shakespeare shows

Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2009

"Sheer joy, one of the most joyful productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream you will see." 5 stars Yorkshire Post


Kentwell Hall and it’s magnificent gardens provide an idyllic setting for Shakespeare’s best loved romantic comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.

This stunning Tudor Manor has a magical quality that seems to transport you back in time and so it is hard to imagine a more beautiful and fitting settings for open-air Shakespeare.

These productions will be performed in beautiful Elizabethan costumes by a cast of 16 of Britain’s finest professional Shakespearian actors and will include live music and hilarious comedy all set in the stunning natural surroundings that Shakespeare intended for his plays.

A magical open-air festival of love, laughter and amorous adventure, performed by a company that continues to delight audiences and critics alike.

2009 Shakespeare shows

Date

Show

Time

Friday 24th July

Much Ado About Nothing

7.45pm

Saturday 25th July

A Midsummer Night's Dream

3pm matinee

Saturday 25th July

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7.45pm

Sunday 26th July

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7.45pm

Kentwell Hall - Make a day of it!

Kentwell is a superlative moated Tudor manor, built in the early 16th century by the Clopton family. John Clopton became wealthy in the wool trade; so wealthy that he was able to build nearby Long Melford church, one of the most extravagant medieval churches in all of England. The exterior of Kentwell has changed little from the house that Clopton built, though a great deal has been done to renovate and refurbish the interior over the years.

Kentwell Hall

Kentwell presents a wonderful sight, its open courtyard facing onto a moat stocked with carp, its two wings reaching almost to the water's edge. The moat is crossed via a low bridge giving onto the courtyard, where a Tudor Rose maze has been recreated. The interior of Kentwell has been much restored, including a working Tudor kitchen and Hall with minstrels gallery.

The extensive and beautiful grounds surrounding Kentwell feature box and yew topiary, a walled garden laid out in 17th century style, and enjoyable woodland walks.

Living History

Kentwell did much to popularize domestic "living history" reenactments in the UK with the focus being on re-creations of everyday life in the Tudor era. Kentwell hosts an annual recreation of Tudor life that covers three weeks each June and July, as well as shorter weekend events throughout the year. See the Kentwell website for details of upcoming recreations.

Additional information: www.kentwell.co.uk

Location

Off the A134 between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury.

Google map: click here

 

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