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Update: 4pm, Sunday 27 June

This open-air performance is designed to take place even in inclement weather and so we recommend that audiences come prepared for all eventualities of a British Summer! Therefore, dress appropriately. Any decision to cancel/postpone the performance will be only be made by the company in the event that it is deemed unsafe for either the actors or the audience.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare, invite you to join them this summer for the breathless and brilliant tragedy, Macbeth.

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”

Emerging victorious and decorated in war Macbeth receives a thrilling pronouncement from three weird sisters who prophesy he will one day be King of Scotland. Overcome by ambition and driven on by his powerful wife, Macbeth murders the king and sets in motion a terrible sequence of events from which there is no turning back.

 “It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood”

A play of supernatural magic, vaulting ambition and an examination of the dreadful consequences of the insatiable lust for power. With Shakespeare’s most chilling power couple and truly stirring poetry this stunning play will keep you gripped. Enjoy watching Shakespeare as he first saw it performed; in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. Please do book early to avoid missing out! Suitable 12+

Additional Information

You'll be seated on the grass, so please also bring low-backed camping chairs, rugs and cushions to sit on. This open-air performance is designed to take place even in inclement weather and so we recommend that audiences come prepared for all eventualities of a British Summer! Therefore, dress appropriately and bring a torch just in case. Assistance dogs only please.

In order for us to return to live events safely, we ask for your co-operation with any additional guidelines that may be in place at the time of the event. These can be viewed in full here and when booking, though please note that these may change in line with any government announcements. We will regularly review and update this information as required.

At present, this event is being sold in accordance with current social distancing guidelines. Should government guidance on social distancing change prior to the performance date, we reserve the right to release additional tickets. All ticket holders will be informed should this take place.

Running time: 90mins no interval

Car Parking

Please note that parking at Durlston Country Park is limited therefore, we encourage those who live locally to walk or cycle to the event. Subject to covid-19 guidance and should restrictions allow, please also consider car sharing as much as possible. Parking at Durlston is £2 - tickets should be purchased from the machine on arrival and displayed clearly in the vehicle. If you are a Blue Badge holder and require a disabled parking space you must reserve this ahead of the performance by contacting Durlston on 01929 424443.    

For all other visitors, please do consider parking in town and walking along the South West Coast path from Swanage to Durlston, using the Victorian Trail through the gardens at Durlston. The walk takes around 30 minutes and although it is up-hill it is a gentle incline and offers very stunning scenery.

A limited shuttle bus will also operate from Broad Road Car Park (BH19 2AP) for those who are unable to manage the walk. The charge for this will be £2 per person on a first come, first served basis - please have the correct change available. The service will commence at 5:45pm and run approximately every 30mins - look out for the blue Burrows coach. Parking in Broad Road car park is £1 after 6pm.