The Pantaloons are away with the fairies…Midsummer night. An enchanted forest. Puck and his musical fairy band tell a timeless comic tale of lovers, mechanicals and magical mayhem. With a cast of just five talented actor-musicians playing all the roles, audiences can expect plenty of quick changes and larger than life characters. This fast paced production, brimming with energy, is sure to put a smile on even the glummest face; with audience interaction, contemporary references, slapstick and original live music all nestled comfortably within Shakespeare’s beautiful verse.
Staged on the grass in front of the Castle, it’s a truly magical setting for this most magical of plays. Bring a picnic and something to sit on, dress for the weather and prepare to suspend disbelief!
Join Mole as he says ‘dang!’ and ‘blast it!’, throws down his broom and sets off on an adventure! On his journey he meets the effervescent Ratty, who introduces him to the wonders of picnics and messing about in boats; Badger, the wise old sage of the woods; and Toad (of Toad Hall), whose exploits cause all manner of mischief and upheaval. With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling we invite audiences to enjoy this classic tale of adventure, friendship and al fresco dining, in Boxtree’s unique and energetic way!
A great day out in the company of some interesting, beautiful and strange vehicles – and this year we will have a selection of fantastic and famous vehicles from Motion Picture Motors! If you have a classic car of your own, bring it along for free admission, but please note that pre-registration is essential.
The magnificent Destrier return! In custom-made suits of authentic solid steel armour, they charge at speeds of over 40mph in a Tournament as close to the real thing as you will ever experience! Watch them arm! Thrill as they do battle! All around them the bustle and excitement of a medieval fair, with Archery you can test your skill at, our Jester, the irrepressible Jonathan de Hadleigh, the Medieval Archer, Musicians, Falconry Displays with Coda, Living History, Real Ale, Craft Stall, Maypole and Coconut shies, Donkey Rides and tours of the Castle, it’s a full day of excitement, involvement and stunning spectacle!
This year, the organisers will be aiming for a return to the ‘meeting of friends with a passion for Porsche’ scenario of the early iterations. Consequently for 2017 the moving parades will be replaced with a static chronological presentation on the long driveway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the advent of the 911S in 1967. This will be one of the most complete line-ups of the 911S in this anniversary year, and will give visitors the opportunity to get close to the cars and their owners.
The event is pre-book only, and tickets will not be available on the gate as in previous years.
To pre-book, and for all enquiries, please visit the Porsche Club of Great Britain website.
No tickets are available from Hedingham Castle.
A Wedding Open Day at Hedingham Castle provides the perfect opportunity to look round this most romantic of venues. The Marquee and the Castle will be dressed and full of our selected suppliers. Discuss menus and flowers, photographers and favours, with our wedding coordinators on hand to answer any of your questions.