The beautiful grounds of Traquair House are our stage. This stunning setting for our promenade performances dates back to 1107.
The Comedy of Errors 2014
Wednesday 28th to Saturday 31st May
Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th June
- Wednesday and Thursday performances: £8/£6
- Friday and Saturday performances: £14/£12
- Group Discount: Buy 10 get one free
Shakespeare at Traquair is a vibrant community-based drama group, which has put on 19 annual open air promenade productions in the stunning grounds of Traquair House (Scottish Borders). Like Shakespeare’s own company, our actors, costumiers, make-up artists, stage management and production team have other professions, but their passion and commitment to performing Shakespeare’s words never fails to entertain large cohorts of followers.
The Comedy of Errors
Our 20th production is The Comedy of Errors, directed by David Bon, with music by Chris Dube. Adult auditions, the Children's Workshop have taken place and rehearsals have now begun. The photo below shows the cast rehearsing in the courtyard of Traquair House.
We are a friendly, inclusive group and welcome people of all ages who would like to act or help behind the scenes.
Adult audtions (+14 years) for our annual May/June promenade productions are usually held either in December or January. We also put on other shows and auditions are held for these too. Details are emailed to those in our database, advertised on our website and in the local press.
Children's auditions, really workshops, are held in early spring for our Traquair productions. Under 18s have played many key roles in our productions and we also put on plays where the children play all the parts; for example, our 2013 Young Shakespeare productions of Taming of the Shrew and a Midsummer Night's Dream.
Behind the Scenes
We are always keen for new people to help out behind the scenes with costumes, make up, prop making, front of hourse, looking after the children and assistance during the shows. Please email us if you would like to help.