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Historic castle backdrop for Bard’s tragedy

22nd April 2009
Pontefract Castle.
Worried Volunteers fear for the castles future and say the local council need to spend money to protect the castles future.

PICTURES BY MATTHEW PAGE

22nd April 2009 Pontefract Castle. Worried Volunteers fear for the castles future and say the local council need to spend money to protect the castles future. PICTURES BY MATTHEW PAGE

A production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth will be staged at Pontefract Castle this summer.

Heartbreak Productions is bringing to life the Bard’s powerful tragedy among the castle ruins on Friday August 15 at 7pm.

The play is part of Wakefield Council’s 2014 Events at the Castles programme, which also includes Heartbreak Productions’ interpretation of Jane Austen’s love story Pride and Prejudice at Sandal Castle, Wakefield, on Saturday July 19 at 7pm.

Pontefract Castle will also provide the backdrop to Proms in the Castle on Saturday July 12 at 7.30pm when the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra will play a selection of classical music.

Tickets are now on sale for all three events, which have been organised in partnership with Pontefract Heritage Group, the Friends of Pontefract Castle and the Friends of Sandal Castle.

There will also be a free Picnic in the Castle event at Pontefract Castle on Saturday July 12 from 11am to 4pm.

Residents can bring their own picnic and enjoy music from the 60s to present day played by a local band.

There will also be birds of prey, craft activities and a bouncy castle.

More than 1,200 tickets were sold for last year’s proms, so the council is urging people to buy tickets early this time round.

Tickets are available from Pontefract and Sandal castles, Pontefract Museum, the Visitor Information Centre in Wakefield.

For full details, prices and to book tickets online, visitwww.wakefield.gov.uk\castleevents

 

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