Love’s Labour’s Lost (2019)
Directed by Tim Wilcock
- Promenade performance at Traquair House
- Wednesday 29th May – Saturday 1st June
- Wednesday 5th June – Saturday 8th June
- 7.30pm start each evening
- Tickets (£8 Wed/Thurs and £14 Fri/Sat) are available from the Eastgate Theatre box office (01721 725777)
- Pre-theatre meal at the The Garden Café 1745 Cottage Traquair (01896 830777)
Please note that this is an outdoor promenade performance in the grounds of Traquair House. The performance will take place whatever the weather, so come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear. Scenes will move around the grounds on paths and grass, if you have any mobility issues please email us. The play will begin at 7.30 promptly, so make sure you have time to park your car and walk to the start of the play.
Love’s Labour’s Lost (2019)
Love’s Labour’s Lost is Shakespeare at Traquair’s main stage production for 2019 and will be directed by Tim Wilcock. The play sees self-denial in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young king and three of his courtiers forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But when the dazzling Princess of France and her entourage arrive, inconvenient promises are quickly ditched in favour of some ham-fisted wooing.
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- Enjoy a Pre-theatre meal at the The Garden Café 1745 Cottage Traquair (01896 83077)
Shakespeare Shorts (2018)
Following sell-outs in 2015 and 2016, Shakespeare at Traquair were back up to Edinburgh for Fringe 2018. Mix fourteen young actors, a couple of Shakespeare plays, some creative editing and you’ve all the ingredients for two shows that will appeal to anyone from age 5 upwards. Out talented young cast performed rewritten and shortened versions of The Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing, written by director Tim Wilcock.
Both plays were initially performed back to back at the Eastgate Theatre (Friday 15th June) and Carlops Village Hall (Saturday 16th June).The Fringe shows were performed at theSpaceUK Niddry Street (Venue 9), with he Taming of the Shrew on the 3rd, 6th, 8th and 10th August and Much Ado About Nothing on4th, 7th, 9th and 11th August.
Much Ado About Nothing (2018)
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Much Ado About Nothing is a light-hearted romp set in Italy, telling the story of Benedict and Beatrice, Claudio and Hero and a raft of other characters. It was last performed by Shakespeare at Traquair 15 years ago, so we were delighted to be doing it again. Scott Noble, one of the original cast from 2003, directed the play.
- Wednesday 30th May to Saturday 2nd June
- Wednesday 6th June to Saturday 9th June
Pre-performance meals were available from the Garden Café, which is found in the beautiful Walled Garden at Traquair House. For further details about this excellent café please phone (01896 830323) or visit the café’s website.
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The Winter’s Tale (2017)
In 2017 we performed The Winter’s Tale, which was directed by David Bon, who has acted with the group since 2007 and previously directed The Comedy of Errors in 2014. The play took place in the grounds of Traquair House between 31st May – 3rd June and 7th -10th June.
Carol Norris (Paulina), Leah Moorhouse (Hermione) and Scott Noble (Leontes) discussing the Paulina, one of Shakespeare’s more emancipated female characters.
Open Stage Event (2017)
Following on from the fantastic range of musical and performing talent on display at the Winter’s Tale cast party Boyd Wild organised an open stage event at the Eastgate Theatre on Sunday 5th November. This,which was open to all past and present members of Shakespeare at Traquair, but with particular emphasis on our younger contingent.
This was a great success, with a couple of hours of entertainment and photographs can be seen here.
We are a friendly, inclusive group and welcome people of all ages who would like to act or help behind the scenes. Our main summer productions involved adults and children, but we also have children only shows.