Martineau Gardens to present Hamlet

Shakespeare play for Edgbaston beauty spot.

“All the world’s a stage…” and in this case, the decks of a pirate shipwreck play area at community garden Martineau Gardens, will be transformed into a stage for a special outdoor theatre production of Hamlet. The Shakespearean tragedy will be performed on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th August, at 6.30pm by Folksy Theatre.

Within the beautiful, leafy grounds of Martineau Gardens the audience will be invited to watch the Prince of Denmark as he battles his inner demons and seeks to avenge his late father – in true Folksy style. This production will be filled with live folk music and colourful characters, it’s Hamlet as it’s never seen before. The audience is encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and folding chairs to enjoy this wonderful open-air production.

Caroline Hutton, Director of Martineau Gardens said: “This event is all about having an entertaining evening enjoying live theatre in a beautiful garden.”

Visitors are welcome to bring picnics, blankets and folding chairs. The Gardens, though only two miles from Birmingham city centre are a green oasis teeming with wildlife. There’s plenty to enjoy, including woodland, glass houses, formal gardens, orchard, vegetable plots, wildflower meadow, a nature trail, a bird hide and more.

Advance admission price is Family ticket £35, adult £12 and children £8 (under threes are free). Tickets are also available on the gate, subject to availability. More details are available by calling 0121 440 7430 or logging onto