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'Dressing Lady Macbeth': An Exhibition (25 May - 3 Nov) photo

'Dressing Lady Macbeth': An Exhibition (25 May - 3 Nov)

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  • 3 October 2024
  • 10:0016:00
  • See organiser for pricing
  • Ages 0 – 18 years


“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.” - Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I

In 1888, the Lyceum Theatre company launched a new production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The production had a vast cast and sumptuous costuming, and was led by two of the most beloved Shakespearean actors of the day, Ellen Terry and Henry Irving.

This new exhibition will bring together mementoes from the production for the first time in several decades, including the beautiful Banqueting dress. This will be the first time the dress is on display following a long period of conservation.

Our Macbeth museum guide will allow visitors to delve further into the story of the exhibition, and of Shakespearean theatre at this time, by highlighting other items in the remarkable collection at Smallhythe Place.

Wed-Sun, including bank holidays. Runs until 3 November.

Standard admission applies.


  • Smallhythe Road
  • Tenterden
  • Kent
  • TN30 7NG
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