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Shakespeare’s Globe On Tour returns to the beautiful grounds of Chilham Castle to present The Comedy of Errors, Pericles, and Twelfth Night; a trio of epic, beautiful and comic plays that span nations and explore themes of journeying and refuge.

The plays are performed as a touring production would have been staged in the 17th century, with a stripped back booth stage, and a small, versatile troupe of actors.

Taking on multiple roles across all three plays, the talented cast will unravel these timeless tales of those who have crossed seas and lost their families, are seeking lost homes, and finding out what belonging truly means to them.

Our Touring Ensemble are taking The Comedy of ErrorsPericles and Twelfth Night on a national and international tour.

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Please note: this is an open-air event and the performance will take place in all but the most inclement weather conditions.


Friday 17 May | Pericles | 7.00pm
Saturday 18 May | The Comedy of Errors | 2.00pm
Saturday 18 May | Twelfth Night | 7.00pm
Sunday 19 May | Twelfth Night | 12.30pm
Sunday 19 May | The Comedy of Errors | 5.00pm

Standard unreserved £30
Premium £50**
Standing £10
Student £10

*A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

**Premium tickets includes a reception held in the Castle’s Great Hall with Taittinger champagne and canapes provided by Macknade Fine Foods, exclusive entry through the front gates and parking on the hard standing outside the front of Chilham Castle.

Running time: to be confirmed

Photography credit © Marc Brenner


The Comedy of Errors

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both named Antipholus) and one pair of estranged twin servants (both named Dromio), both pairs separated at sea. Add a dash of mistaken identity and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos…


The spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare’s late romances. Imbued with music, miracles, and the constant presence of the sea, this little-seen work sees Pericles, Prince of Tyre, forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world.

Twelfth Night

When a shipwreck tears a family apart, twins Sebastian and Viola seek refuge in a new land. Filled with unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with subtle poetry, expressed through some of Shakespeare’s most exquisite songs.



Audiences enjoying a performance at Chilhma Castle, 2018.

Globe On Tour at Chilham Castle, 2018. Photograph: Marc Brenner

A beautiful house and gardens in the heart of Kent

Chilham Castle, Chilham, Kent CT4 8DB


From Ashford: From M20 J10 take the A28 towards Canterbury, turn left onto A252 and follow the signs for Chilham.

From Canterbury: Take A28 towards Ashford, continue onto A252 and follow the signs for Chilham.

The nearest train station is Chilham and then it is a 15 minute walk to the Castle.

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Photos from Globe on Tour at Chilham Castle 2018


Audiences enjoying a performance at Chilhma Castle, 2018. Watch video