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Experience the magic of outdoor theatre at Newark Castle

Posted onPosted on 9th Jul

The grounds of Newark Castle are to be transformed into a stage for a season of outdoor theatre with five shows lined up in July and August.

Comedic gem The Bench will start Palace at the Castle on Monday 22 July. The laughter will continue on Thursday 8 August with Wilde About Oscar, a one-man show by award-winning actor Jonathan Goodwin.

On Tuesday 30 July will be Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, which will be staged by Chapterhouse Theatre Company.

On Wednesday 14 August, The Gondoliers will transport you to the romantic canals of Venice. On Saturday 27 July, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be offered.

Coun Rowan Cozens, portfolio holder for Heritage, Culture and the Arts at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “Palace at the Castle is a wonderful opportunity for local people and visitors to engage with culture and relish a summer full of amazing performances.

“he dramatic backdrop of Newark Castle provides a unique ambiance that makes every show a truly magical experience and there really is a show for everyone! With lots of great places to eat in the town, visitors can even plan a day or evening-out, supporting our wonderful local businesses while enjoying the arts in a distinctive and historic setting too.

“And if you have a child at secondary school, what a great opportunity to let them see some of the classic’s come to life in Newark Castle. I am immensely proud that these fantastic shows are coming to Newark, and I look forward to seeing many of you there this summer.”

Adult tickets for shows start from £12, with concessionary, children, and group prices available. Go to or call 01636 655755.