Watch Shakespeare at Windsor Castle

Date Posted: 24/05/2016

This August, groups will have the chance to celebrate the work of the famous playwright, William Shakespeare, through a number of different performances at Windsor Castle.

Three of Shakespeare’s plays will be staged at the castle as part of the Shakespeare at Windsor programme, which has been created to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

On the 16th and the 17th of August, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men Theatre Company will present its touring production of Much Ado About Nothing.

The production will be a lively re-telling of the story by an all-male troupe, who will be dressed in Elizabethan costume.

On 18th of August actress and screenwriter Eileen Atkins will present Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins; a dramatization of lectures by Ellen Terry, who is credited for being one of the most popular Shakespearean actresses of the Victorian period.

On the 19th and 20th of August, Love’s Labour’s Lost will be presented by The Oxford Shakespeare Company. The production will include live music composed specifically for the production.

All of the above performances will take place in the castle’s Waterloo Chamber, which is one of the State Apartments.

From the 18th to the 20th, and again between the 25th and 27th of August, groups can enjoy an evening performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream within the castle’s Moat Garden.

The production will be presented by theatre company Watch Your Head.

The companies behind the productions

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men Theatre Company was founded in 2004 with the aim of being the modern version of Shakespeare’s original troupe of the same name.

Dame Eileen Atkins DBE is an English actress and screenwriter who has worked in theatre, film and television consistently since 1953.

The Oxford Shakespeare Company was founded in 2002 and is particularly well known for having original music accompanying all its productions, mostly written by composer Nicholas Lloyd Webber.

Watch Your Head is a theatrical company founded by Sara Langridge and Sasha McMurray that aims to create theatrical experiences in intriguing locations.

For more information visit www.royalcollection.org.uk.

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