Byre in The Botanics brings a feast of entertainment to the great outdoors in St Andrews this summer - and there is a strong Shakespeare theme running through the first ever programme. Here’s our guide to the Bard at the heart of the festival
1 Shakespeare’s Globe Much Ado About Nothing
Friday July 8, 4.00 p.m.
Tickets £12 (free if attending the Jacqui Dankworth gig)
Take the happiness of lovers Claudio and Hero, mix the cynicism of their sparring partners, Beatrice and Benedick, and you have the bones of Shakespeare’s much loved and most popular comedy. This screening stars Eve Best and Charles Edwards
2 Jacqui Dankworth: Shakespeare And All That Jazz,
Friday, July 8, 7.30 p.m.
Beats and the Bard - 400 years after Shakespeare’s death, jazz star Jaqui Dankworth revisits the musical settings of his work. The music comes from the album ‘Shakespeare And ALl That Jazz’ which was released by her late father, the great Sir John Dankworth.
3 Shakespeare’s Globe - A Midsummer’s Night Dream
Friday July 15, 4.00 p.m
Tickets - free if attending the Simon & Garfunkel ‘Through The Years’ gig
A love story that dazzles and delights - and enchants. It’s a true classic, and one that you can now see on the big screen in this afternoon screening.
4 Bard In The Botanics: Macbeth
Friday July 5 & Saturday July 6, 7.00 p.m.
Tickets £19/£16, under 16s free & ticketed
Bring on the Thane of Fife! Macbeth is the Shakespeare play everyone knows - the one theatrical superstition calls ‘the Scottish play’ to avoid its fabled curse.
Now you can enjoy it all over again courtesy of this electrifying new version from our biggest, and best loved, Shakespeare company. An absolute must see ...