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.
Friday 17 May 7.00pm – Pericles
Saturday 18 May 2.00pm- The Comedy of Errors 7.00pm – Twelfth Night
Sunday 19 May 12.30 noon – Twelfth Night 5.00pm – The Comedy of Errors
The 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.
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.
The Touring Ensemble to include:
Andrew D Edwards
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 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.
The Globe performances are generously sponsored by: