Shakespeare’s famous tragedy told on stage at Langar Hall

The Festival Players Theatre Company's cast of Hamlet 'PHOTO: Supplied
The Festival Players Theatre Company's cast of Hamlet 'PHOTO: Supplied
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This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the nation’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, and The Festival Players Theatre Company is proud to present his most famous play, Hamlet.

The highly acclaimed theatre group will tour the country this Summer with a dynamic all-male production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy- Hamlet, stopping by Langar Hall in August.

Presented in full costume, an all-male company brings the excitement of this great thriller: intrigue, ghostly visitations, passion, a play within-a-play, a gripping duel, and humour, in a crystalclear and fast-paced two hour show.

Thought to have been first performed in 1600 and possibly the greatest tragedy in the English language, Hamlet is a story of revenge. Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, is haunted by the ghost of his father, who tells him that he was murdered by his own brother, Claudius. Claudius not only wears the late king’s crown but also married his wife, Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother. Hamlet has lost his father and his opportunity to be king, and possibly his sanity; can he believe the ghost, and if so how should exact revenge? And who else will suffer along the way?

Festival Players artistic director Michael Dyer has brought the play, the bard’s longest, to a manageable length of tow hours in the company’s trademark accessible format. He said: “Our shows are an amalgam of energy, entertainment and colour and we aim to make them clear and transparent, as well as keeping them short for the comfort of our patrons. We set out to take audiences of all ages on a journey and make them feel very much part of the production.”

The show will be visiting Langar Hall on Sunday, August 7 at 3pm. Tickets cost £13.50, £9 for children under 16, and are available from 01949 860559 or online via

This is an open air production. Bring own picnic and seating. Open from 1pm for picnics.