Summer Picnic Plays at Historic Scottish Castles

Pride & Prejudice - at a castle in Scotland this summer

This summer, three literary classics are to be performed in the stunning settings of Glamis, Drum and Crathes Castles – Pride & Prejudice, The Jungle Book and The Three Musketeers.

First up at Crathes Castle, Banchory, on July 10 and Glamis Castle, home to the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, on July 11, is children’s favourite The Jungle Book. Chapterhouse Theatre Company will bring the animal characters to life to create an enchanting and fun-filled musical version of Rudyard Kipling’s best-known and most loved story, which is hotly tipped as a summer hit for all the family.

Sumptuously costumed and fast moving production

Next, there will be a specially adapted performance of The Three Musketeers by Illyria Theatre Company at Drum Castle on July 25. This sumptuously costumed and fast moving production will thrill audiences old and young alike in the magnificent Royal Deeside setting (suitable for ages 8+).

This will be followed by Jane Austin classic Pride and Prejudice at Crathes Castle on August 14, when the audience can step back in time and lose themselves in this unforgettable love story, which is by Illyria Theatre Company.

‘The most majestic settings the country has to offer’

“It is with great pleasure that we are bringing back to Scotland some of the best-loved plays in some of the most majestic settings the country has to offer,” said Producer Peter Ferguson of PDF Productions, who anticipates a full house for the outdoor dramas.

“There’s nothing more relaxing than a picnic, glass of wine and great entertainment on a summer evening.”

For lots more ideas about places to go and things to do across Scotland, pick up a copy of the latest issue of The Scots Magazine or order online here.


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