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Hamlet at Duns Castle

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Duns Castle

Duns Castle Estate, Duns, TD11 3NW

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TD11 3NW

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The hugely talented Shakespearean theatre troupe "The Three Inch Fools" will perform their musical, humorous and brilliant interpretation of Hamlet in the private grounds of Duns Castle on Thursday 12th July 2018. Masters of their craft, they will provide an evening of family entertainment and bring a vibrant, engaging and fresh approach to what is one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies and considered by many as his best work.

The story of Hamlet tells the tale of Prince Hamlet of Denmark who returns home for his father's funeral, only to find his mother already married to his uncle who has in turn acceded to the throne. When Hamlet is informed by his father's ghost that there was plenty of skullduggery involved in his demise, Hamlet embarks on a quest for revenge while also being the subject of the fair Ophelia's affection, daughter of the Chief Councillor to the King.

Since Duns Castle and its gardens are usually not open to the public, this is an exceptional opportunity. Seating will be on the lawn, and spectators are encouraged to bring camping chairs or, for a small price, reserve tables and chairs for the duration of the performance. Spectators should also dress according to the weather forecast and potentially cooler evening temperatures. A cash bar will be available onsite. Giacopazzi's Ice Cream will also be on sale. Picnics are welcome although we also hope to offer some reasonably priced catering (possibly including a Hog Roast). Spectators are not permitted to bring alcohol onto the premises and are kindly asked to dispose of all rubbish responsibly at the end of the performance.

A limited number of Early Bird tickets will be available from 1st March (£12.50 Adult, £10 Child, £40 Family of 4)

Standard tickets will apply from 1st June or once no Early Bird remain and until 7th July (£15 Adult, £12.50 Child, £50 Family of 4)

Last Minute tickets will apply from 7th July or once no Standard tickets remain and may be available at the door if space allows (£17.50 Adult, £12.50 Child, £60 Family of 4). There will be no ticket sales after 18:00 on 12th July.

There may be a small (£2) charge for car-parking.

Booking Agency Fees and Conditions apply.

We anticipate the following timings:

  • Access will be permitted from 5.30pm (via Castle Street)
  • Catering & Bar (cash basis) operational from 5.30pm
  • The performance will commence at 6.30pm sharp.
  • Act I: 6.30pm - 7.45pm (approx)
  • Interval from 7.45pm to 8pm (approx)
  • Act II from 8pm - 8.45pm (approx)
  • Meet and mix with the actors 8.45pm - 9.15pm
  • Catering & Bar close at 9.15pm
  • Departure by 9.30pm (via Main Drive)

Steeped in history, Duns Castle is one of the oldest family homes in Scotland. This majestic, hidden gem of the Scottish Borders, sits as the centerpiece of a beautiful 1200-acre estate, a haven of tranquility with its own nature reserve, forest trails, extensive lawns and pastureland. Here the hospitality is as authentic and enchanting as Duns Castle itself which unsurprisingly recently starred in a global campaign linked to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Winner of “Venue of the Year” and “Customer Experience of the Year” at the 2017 Scottish Event Awards, the castle is not open to the public except for special events but accepts exclusive-use bookings and offers accommodation for up to 23 guests, private tours and bespoke activities. The 7 holiday cottages on the estate can sleep a further 33 guests.

If you wish to reserve accommodation please contact our Castle Administrator on 01361 883211 or by email at info@dunscastle.co.uk

Thank you. We wish you an enjoyable performance.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no minimum age requirements however spectators should be aware that some Shakespearean humour may be lost on very young children. The organisers reserve the right to request proof of age for Child Ticket purchases.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Duns Castle is within easy walking distance (5-10 minutes) of the town of Duns. A small parking fee of £2 per car may be charged to help remunerate the volunteer car-parking attendants.

What can I bring into the event?

Camping/folding chairs are encouraged and warm clothing. Wet-weather clothing subject to the weather forcast. Spectators are not permitted to bring alcohol onto the premises. Drinks will be available onsite on a cash basis. Picnics are welcome.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact our Castle Administrator on 01361 883211 or by email at info@dunscastle.co.uk

What's the refund policy?

Tickets will only be refunded in the unlikely event of cancellation due to extreme weather.


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