CELEBRATING 10 YEARS
Shakespeare in the Castle. Flabbergast Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Award winning Flabbergast Theatre return to Ludlow Castle’s Inner Bailey after wowing audiences with their interpretation of Macbeth in 2022.

This year they bring a rambunctious approach to Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Goblins and Sprites run amok as the King and Queen of the Faeries settle a spat causing havoc among the humans caught up in their machinations.

Combining a respectful approach to the text and a creative focus on storytelling, Flabbergast bring the magic of midsummer alive with physical comedy, folk song, dance, and expert use of European theatre arts.

This is an outdoor performance so please bring weather appropriate clothing and a picnic chair. (Fold up chairs available on request)

Picnic in the Outer Bailey from 6pm.

Bar available.

Age 12+ recommended

Dominic Cavendish

The Telegraph ★★★★☆

Shakespeare’s words wrung into new shapes through raw physical movement...

as captivating as it is unsettling...

This is a Macbeth full of sound and fury, signifying something with every crooked gesture.

For Macbeth 2022





Stewart Lee – Top 9 Shows Edinburgh Fringe

Everything you want... in this brilliantly designed show the turns themselves seem to have risen up out of the clay... Shakespeare himself would surely have enjoyed [this show]

I am glad my kids saw this. It will have made them lifelong converts of real theatre... I am glad I saw it, because it reminded me of being 19 in 1987 and coming here and having my mind blown...

For Macbeth 2022



British Theatre Guide ★★★★★

“[Flabbergast Theatre] powerfully emphasize the darkly metaphysical nature of the play...
relentless action and invention. Every perfectly constructed, tightly choreographed moment in the play is explored for maximum impact and clarity of purpose...
This is an exciting and vital interpretation of Macbeth which serves to invigorate one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays with a new intensity.”

For Macbeth 2022



Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★★

this raucous, visceral reimagining of the story captures the essence of the piece more eloquently than pretty much any other production I’ve seen.

The Tragedy of Macbeth ends with a heartfelt standing ovation from the crowd and it is fully deserved. Don’t miss this, it’s a wonder to behold.

For Macbeth 2022


Voice Mag ★★★★☆

“When a classic has been done again and again, it’s hard to make it unique. However, that wasn’t the case for Flabbergast Theatre. Lending physical theatre to Shakespeare works so well, and the cast of this Tragedy of Macbeth have proved that once again”
“The chemistry between the cast was palpable ... Flabbergast Theatre stayed loyal to a classic but approached it in a refreshing and visually beautiful way”

For Macbeth 2022

17 June 7.30pm

Ludlow Castle

£23

Child: £15

18 June 7.30pm

Ludlow Castle

£23

Child: £15

19 June 7.30pm

Ludlow Castle

£23

Child: £15

20 June 7.30pm

Ludlow Castle

£23

Child: £15

21 June 7.30pm

Ludlow Castle

£23

Child: £15

22 June 7.30pm

Ludlow Castle

£23

Child: £15

23 June 7.30pm

Ludlow Castle

£23

Child: £15

24 June 7.30pm

Ludlow Castle

£23

Child: £15



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