Flabbergast Theatre are back this year, after a hugely successful tour in 2022 with their version of Macbeth. We are delighted they are coming back to the Ludlow Castle venue, having developed a version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream” just for us. This will be a family-friendly performance, although it is recommended for children over the age of 12, with faeries galore and even more mysticism than the original Shakespeare play.
The Flabbergast actors will be helping local schools and organisations get involved to create costumes and props for the carnival as well as decorating the inner and outer bailey of Ludlow Castle, meaning people coming to watch the play will really feel part of the magical land where fairies live.
We also have Kemps Jig who will weave tales of “horrible histories” that will delight all ages! Based on Kemp’s own diary this is an irreverent one-man show telling the story of the most famous comedian of his generation and the most famous playwright in history.
He'll tell tales like the one of Shakespeare’s forgotten clown and his Morris dance from London to Norwich in a bizarre publicity stunt. Audience participants will love this riotous romp through Elizabethan England.
Our Midsummer Ceilidh is held in the outer bailey of Ludlow Castle on midsummer's day, with a live band and a local caller. If you have never been to a ceilidh, don't dismiss it, you'll pick up the steps easily and everyone is very encouraging. Be prepared to be shown up by your children, as they'll pick it up instantly!
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