Heart of Kent Hospice are excited to announce that exclusive tickets are now on sale to enjoy the magic of outdoor theatre this summer at one of Kent's historic castles on Sunday 23 July 2023.

Set in Allington Castle, which is rarely open to the public, professional touring theatre company Changeling Theatre will perform two plays against this stunning tranquil backdrop.

An afternoon matinee performance of William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost will start at 2.30pm and an evening performance of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal will start at 7.30pm.

Book tickets before Friday 7 July* to get £5 off on every ticket.  Early bird tickets are £25 for adults and £10 for children (5-15 years). Ticket prices will increase from Saturday 8 July to £30 per adult / £15 per child (5 -15 years).

Arrive when the doors open to enjoy the surroundings and choose your spot in front of the stage.

There is no seating, so bring a picnic blanket and/or fold up chairs. Don’t forget to bring your picnic baskets full of delicious food, wine or champagne to enjoy. Note: hot and cold drinks, along with wine and bubbles, will also be available to purchase. It’s also worth remembering that it is likely to become cooler once the sun goes down so bring warm clothes and a blanket.  There will be event parking within the grounds of the castle.

For further information and to book tickets visit www.hokh.org/support-us/events/changeling-theatre-at-allington-castle/

About William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost

“Love is familiar. Love is a devil.”

The King and three friends take an oath dedicating themselves to a life of study, avoiding the company of women for three years. 

No sooner have they made their vow the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Widely believed to be the prequel to Much Ado about Nothing, this early Shakespeare promises luscious costumes and a few surprises, including an original music collaboration with Kent arts festival, Jam on the Marsh. 

Four boys and four girls in a game of love – this is Shakespeare does Bridgerton. If you loved the Netflix series, then this show is perfect for you!

About Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal

“Smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another’s breast”

Lady Sneerwell is in love with Charles who’s in love with Maria. Joseph is in love with Maria who’s in love with Charles. Clearly, all is not peachy on the romantic front.

Would-be suitors Lady Sneerwell and Joseph devise a plot to ruin Charles and Maria’s relationship through gossip and lies. Creating a scandal of epic proportions.

Sheridan’s meticulously crafted play is a razor sharp, highly entertaining satirical comedy. In the age of fake news this is the play to see. It will have you in stitches from beginning to end!

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