linlithgow residents have the unique chance to see the dress rehearsal of A Satire of the Three Estates this summer for FREE.
The play will be performed in its original format for the first time since 1540, and staged at Linlithgow Palace Peel on Thursday, June 6, between 2pm and 7pm. Paid for tickets for these events will go on sale on Wednesday, April 24.
Alison Stalker, assistant events manager at Historic Scotland said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to see the preview of Sir David Lyndsay’s epic play of Scottish politics and reform.
“What’s more, it will be taking place in the magnificent outdoor setting of the Linlithgow Peel. Bring along a picnic, something lawn friendly to sit on, and make sure you are prepared in case of inclement weather.”
There will also be other opportunities for locals to get involved in the project, starting with a weekly public lecture series on Wednesday, April 24, taking place at Linlithgow Burgh Halls.
Greg Walker, Principal Academic on The Three Estates project, will discuss the play and why it has remained so controversial in Scotland ever since it was first staged. Adrian Cox, Historic Scotland’s cultural resources advisor will also give a brief overview of the settings for the play – Linlithgow Palace and the Royal Park or Peel – describing their historical and archaeological significance, with a question and answer session.
For more information on the programme of events or to reserve your place please visit www.stagingthescottishcourt.org
There are a limited number of free tickets, restricted to two tickets per person, available from Historic Scotland via their webstore or can be collected from Linlithgow Palace.