Shakespeare on The Orangery Lawns at Kensington Palace Gardens
Kensington Palace Gardens, London
Wednesday 15th to Tuesday 21st August 2012
GB Theatre Company are delighted to be performing William
Shakespeare's epic play The Tempest and
the hilarious comedy The
Taming of the Shrew at
Kensington Palace Gardens, London. Our cast (see Cast
Biographies) of outstanding professional actors are directed
by Jenny Stephens (director of BBC Radio 4's The
Archers) and Jack Shepherd (of ITV's Wycliffe fame).
Kensington Palace has undergone a wonderful transformation.
In March 2012 Historic Royal Palaces completed a £12 million major project
to transform one of London’s most iconic landmarks, Kensington Palace,
which had lain almost untouched since Queen Victoria’s reign
created stunning new public gardens to the east inspired by the 18th
century landscaping of the area and reinstated historic vistas to and
from the palace. Inside the palace a free, central ‘hub’ has been introduced,
from which visitors are invited to explore stories of the monarchs and
people who lived at Kensington Palace.
These productions will take place
within the gardens on the Orangery Lawns, itself dating back to 1704, presenting
the audience with a spectacular setting and some amazing views to enjoy
both before the show and during the interval.
Directions to The Orangery Lawns at Kensington
Vehicle Access and Parking
We regret that there is no parking permitted
within the grounds. There is a private 24hr car park adjacent to the Orme
Pedestrian access is via Palace Gate to the south or Black Lion Gate to
the north. The only access into the Palace Gardens will be via the Sunken
Garden Gate. Exit post performance will be strictly by the Orme Square
Gate onto Bayswater Road. All other exits from the park will be closed
for the evening come the end of the performance.
The closest underground stations
are Queensway, on the Central Line; Notting Hill Gate, on the District,
Circle and Central Lines; and High Street Kensington, on the Circle and
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