Long-established amateur drama group Shakespeare Live are this year presenting the Scottish play – love, murder, ambition and battle, set in a timeless world as the power-hungry Macbeth is slowly led by glamorous and seductive forces of the occult to his tragic downfall.
The 400 seater covered stand offers comfortable allocated seats well-sheltered from rain and wind – or from the heat of the sun, if the English weather plays its part – and the performances in the lovely outdoor setting are a delight. High production values include great acting, superb sound effects and music, and terrific lighting, especially effective as the slow summer evenings fade into darkness.
Bonuses are the facilities for picnics, the bar and refreshments on offer, the easy parking, and the special atmosphere of the Saturday Gala Night. Having secured a new long term contract at Lackham House, the company has also achieved charitable status, as well as continuing to support local charities.
This year’s show runs from Monday 7 July to Saturday 12 July, with the grounds open each evening at 6.30pm and the performance starting at 8pm. There is also a 2pm Saturday matinee.
Tickets cost £15 for all performances except the Gala Night, at £20.
Under 18s and NUS students get a £5 discount for all performances, and there are also a limited number of groundling places available.
Contact www.shakespearelive.com or the box office on 07780 938107 to book or for further information.