Chilham Castle

The Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour returns to Chilham Castle to present a trio of plays exploring the themes of refuge and displacement.
Situated in the beautiful grounds of Chilham Castle, the plays are performed as a touring production would have been staged in the 17th century, with a stripped back booth stage, and a small, versatile troupe of actors. Taking on multiple roles across all three plays and playing musical instruments to boot, the talented cast will unravel these timeless tales of those who have crossed seas and lost their families, are seeking lost homes, and finding out what belonging truly means to them.

Brendan O’Hea will direct the tour of eight actors with A Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and Pericles. The three plays will open at the Globe and then start the tour at Chilham Castle before setting out across the UK and rest of the world.

Pericles will be the first performance in the grounds of Chilham Castle followed by A Comedy of Errors as a matinee on Saturday and then Twelfth Night in the evening. The order will be reversed on Sunday with Twelfth Night as the matinee followed by A Comedy of Errors at 5pm.

The running time will be approx 2 hours plus an interval.

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Book Tickets

£30 – Standard unreserved seat

£50 – Premier Seat (including reception held in the Castle’s Great Hall with Taittinger champagne and canapés by Macknade Fine Foods, exclusive entry through the front gates and parking on the hard standing outside the front of Chilham Castle)

£10 – Standing Tickets (limited availability)

£10 – Student Tickets (limited availability)

Tickets are available to book through The Globe Theatre box office

Book Online

Call: 020 7401 9919 (open daily 9.30am – 5pm)

2018 performancesDates / Times and SynopsisCast and CrewInfo

Friday 17 May 7.00pm – Pericles
Saturday 18 May 2.00pm- A Comedy of Errors 7.00pm – Twelfth Night
Sunday 19 May  12.30 noon – Twelfth Night  5.00pm – A Comedy of Errors

A Comedy of Errors
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both named Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both named Dromio) – both pairs separated at sea. Add a dash of mistaken identity and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos…

The spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare’s late romances. Imbued with music, miracles, and the constant presence of the sea, this little-seen work sees Pericles, Prince of Tyre, forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world.

Twelfth Night
When a shipwreck tears a family apart, twins Sebastian and Viola seek refuge in a new land. Filled with unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with subtle poetry, expressed through some of Shakespeare’s most exquisite songs.

William Shakespeare

The Touring Ensemble to include:

Bill Barclay

Mark Desebrock

Andrew D Edwards

Associate Director
Isabel Marr

Mogali Masuku

Evelyn Miller

Brendan O’Hea

Eric Sirakian

Siân Williams

Site location and entrance point

The entrance to Chilham Castle Park is located on the A252 next to Chilham Village Hall. Please look out for our road signs. The postcode is CT4 8DB. Please note that there is no vehicular entrance to the Castle grounds from Chilham village square. There will be ample free car parking next to the auditorium.

On Site Facilities

The gates will open 2 hours before each performance so that you can park, relax and enjoy our beautiful landscaped estate.

A full bar and a range of catering outlets be available. Food traders to be announced shortly. It may be advisable to order your interval drinks from the bar in advance of the performance. The food and drink outlets will continue to trade for half an hour after each performance

Toilet facilities will be situated immediately behind the auditorium.

Disabled Access

Disabled parking is situated approximately two hundred metres from the auditorium and the wheelchair access is level all the way. Please inform the Globe Box Office of your requirements while booking your tickets, so that we can ensure the correct space is available for you. A disabled toilet is provided on site.

Open Air Auditorium

Please note that this is an open air event and the performance will take place in all but the most inclement weather conditions! Please bring suitable clothing in case of rain bearing in mind that umbrellas will not be allowed since they restrict the view of the audience behind you.

The main seating area is tiered so you will have a panoramic view of the stage area. Seats are not numbered so it will be first come first served. Our ushers will ask you to kindly ensure that you do not leave any unoccupied seats between groups as we are expecting full houses at all performances.

Please note that smoking is strictly not allowed in the auditorium area.

Premiere Ticket Holders

Please show your tickets at the entrance gate and you will be escorted into the castle by one of our ushers. The VIP reception will commence 45 minutes before the start of the play.

Discover the connections 

between Shakespeare and Chilham Castle

The Globe performances are generously sponsored by: