Once in a lifetime opportunity to see A Satire of the Three Estates
26 April 2013
Come along to the historic setting of Linlithgow Palace Peel for the unique opportunity
to see the first ever full-length production of Sir David Lyndsay’s drama, A Satire of the Three Estates,
performed in its original format for the first time since 1554.
play, directed by Gregory Thompson, will be performed by professional actors in its entirety on June
7th, 8th and 9th at Linlithgow Palace Peel from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm (including an interval).
Stalker, Assistant Events Manager at Historic Scotland said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity
to see the full-length version of Sir David Lyndsay’s epic play of Scottish politics and reform.”
you are coming along to the full length production which is taking place in the stunning outdoor location
of the Linlithgow Palace Peel, bring along a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of drama.”
will also be hour long Interlude performances based on the original play performed in the Great Halls
at Linlithgow Palace and Stirling Castle on Tuesday 11 June at Linlithgow Palace and Thursday
13th June at Stirling Castle.
The Interlude performed on Thursday 13th
June in the magnificent setting of Stirling Castle’s Great Hall, will take place from 6:30 – 9.30 pm
with the performance lasting one hour.
Alison continued: “This is a unique chance to
experience the production Interlude, an experimental drama which will attempt to reconstruct the ‘lost’
Linlithgow Interlude of 1540 using surviving letters and fragments of original drama embedded in the
later Satire of the Three Estates performed in 1554.
“The evening at
Stirling Castle will be the finale of the run, which will also include full length outdoor performances
at Linlithgow Palace, and tickets include a drinks reception at Stirling Castle before the main performance
with the opportunity to take an exclusive evening visit of the beautifully refurbished Royal Palace
For further information on the events including how to
book tickets, please visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/threeestates
performances are part of a two-year project supported by Historic Scotland with funding from the
Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The project is set to throw the
spotlight on this satirical political drama penned more than 400 years ago. It allows researchers from
the universities of Edinburgh, Brunel, Southampton and Glasgow to delve below the surface of these plays
and explore how far each play might have been shaped by the spaces where they were performed.Event
Notes for editors:
- This event is not recommended for children.
- Please note that this is an outdoor event and no seating is supplied. Please bring along
something lawn friendly to sit on and be prepared for inclement weather.
- Due to licensing restrictions alcohol is not permitted at the performance and any alcohol
on site will be confiscated.
- Please note there will be no parking available at Linlithgow Palace for this event. Pay
and display parking is available at the Vennel car park located close to the venue. Parking is
available at Stirling Castle.
- If you have any additional access requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0131 668 8885 prior to the performance.
- Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged
with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers
and through them to the Scottish Parliament.
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