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19 Jul 2019

Enchanting outdoor theatre across Scotland

Outdoor theatre from the Festival Players
There’s something a bit dramatic happening across our properties this summer. Outdoor theatre shows to suit every taste are taking place across Scotland, giving you the chance to see some of our remarkable places in an even more magical light.

Families are invited to bring their blankets and chairs and watch everything from Shakespearean comedies to spooky musicals and tragic love stories. The shows are performed by some of the country’s most renowned travelling players, specialists in staging outdoor theatre.

David Walliams' Gangsta Granny can be seen at a number of Trust places this summer
David Walliams' Gangsta Granny can be seen at a number of Trust places this summer

David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny is rampaging across several Trust properties including Culzean CastleFalkland Palace and House of Dun.

Frankenstein’s monster will be causing his own kind of trouble at Pitmedden Garden and Drum Castle

Staying at Drum, there’s thievery afoot there with Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves.

A Midsummer Night's Dream takes place at Crathes Castle, The Hill House and Pollok House this summer
A Midsummer Night's Dream takes place at Crathes Castle, The Hill House and Pollok House this summer

Shakespeare buffs can soak up performances of some of his best-loved plays including:

One bard’s work appears in the home of another as Hamlet is staged at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

The audience enjoying outdoor theatre at Culzean Castle
The audience enjoying outdoor theatre at Culzean Castle

Emily Brontë’s tale of passion and revenge, Wuthering Heights, tours to Crathes CastleHouse of DunHolmwood and Pitmedden Garden

There’s more romance with Sense and Sensibility at Greenbank Gardens which is also the fitting venue for the The Secret Garden, along with the wonderful Harmony Garden near Melrose.

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