As You Like It
Jun
26
to Jul 13

As You Like It

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Shakespeare’s most romantic comedy makes a welcome return to Bard in the Botanics in this brand new production. Full of warmth, wit and a very modern approach to love, this is the perfect treat for a summer’s evening.

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Henry V
Jun
27
to Jul 13

Henry V

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A brand new production of Shakespeare’s brilliant meditation on war, and leadership, and the act of ‘playing’ itself. In the gorgeous surroundings of the Kibble Palace Glasshouse, six actors tell the story of this famous King; a story full of heroism and sacrifice, as a great man ruthlessly pursues the victory he will stop at nothing to achieve.

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Hamlet
Jul
18
to Aug 3

Hamlet

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens (map)
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Shakespeare's most human and heartfelt tragedy is both an exciting thriller and a stunning exploration of grief, love and family that takes an audience on an exciting journey to the very core of what it means to be alive.

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Richard III
Jul
18
to Aug 3

Richard III

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This new production of the tale of Shakespeare’s gloriously terrifying malcontent is performed by a cast of four actors. By turns, thrilling and horrifying, and shot through with the blackest of humour, this production is essential viewing for today’s turbulent times.

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Edward II
Jul
12
to Jul 28

Edward II

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Hot on the heels of his coronation, Edward II recalls his lover Gaveston from exile, lavishing him with titles and riches. Their all-consuming love makes enemies of the establishment, alienates the King’s once-devoted Queen and threatens to tear the kingdom to pieces. A political thriller and an intense love story, Edward II is a powerful exploration of how far society will go to destroy a love seen as taboo.

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Much Ado About Nothing
Jul
11
to Jul 28

Much Ado About Nothing

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Much Ado About Nothing fizzes with sparkling wit and romance. Although the path of true love certainly does not run smooth, as the lovers face obstacles both accidental and on purpose, it’s impossible not to be swept along by the original and best romcom.

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Antony and Cleopatra
Jun
21
to Jul 7

Antony and Cleopatra

The Roman general and emperor, Mark Antony, neglects his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, queen of Egypt. As their passion threatens to consume themselves and those around them, the pair are torn between love and duty – can their relationship survive when their actions affect the fate of nations? What price are you willing to pay for love?

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Romeo and Juliet
Jun
20
to Jul 7

Romeo and Juliet

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Two young people meet and fall in love. It should be simple. But all the forces in their universe conspire to tear them apart. Bard in the Botanics presents a thrilling new outdoor production of Shakespeare's tragic love story.

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Queen Lear
Jul
12
to Jul 29

Queen Lear

Shakespeare’s best-loved tragedy is reimagined here from the perspective not of a King, but a great Queen, in Bard in the Botanics’ thrilling and unmissable new outdoor production.

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Timon of Athens
Jun
22
to Jul 8

Timon of Athens

Full of passion and humanity, Timon of Athens is also a strikingly relevant echo of our own times. Bard in the Botanics is delighted to present this rare opportunity to enjoy one of Shakespeare’s most intriguing plays, presented in the stunning surroundings of the Kibble Palace Glasshouse.

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The Taming of the Shrew?
Jun
21
to Jul 8

The Taming of the Shrew?

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As part of our 'Writing the Renaissance' series, this new production brings together Shakespeare's original play with his fellow playwright's response to it - John Fletcher's 'The Tamer Tamed' - for the ultimate battle of the sexes!

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