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The Lord Chamberlain's Men

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men is an open-air theatre company built upon the same principles that William Shakespeare himself followed: presenting bold, clear and dynamic productions to excite, delight and captivate you, our audience.

Performed at some of the most beautiful and historically significant venues throughout the UK and Europe, watching The Lord Chamberlain’s Men is a unique experience. With the formality of the theatre left far behind, you are transported and enchanted by an all-male ensemble performing some of the finest literature in history with Elizabethan costume, music and dance.

Dear Audience,

After 11 glorious years creating and leading TLCM I am ‘exiting stage left’ to pursue a new challenge.

This season will be the first season under the watchful eye of Peter Stickney, the new owner of TLCM. I am delighted to be departing following one of TLCM’s most successful seasons and look forward to seeing TLCM grow and develop under Peter's guidance.

In that first year (2005) we toured to a few venues, a handful of audience members and the odd peacock! I can hardly believe that since then we have traveled over 100,000 miles, to over 200 venues in seven different countries and performed over 1000 shows to more than 300,000 people!

So I just wanted to say a big thank you to every person that has ever bought a ticket to see The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and for joining me on this amazing journey. Your loyalty and dedication (in all weathers) will never be forgotten.

Thank you, thank you. So many wonderful memories that will be cherished forever.

Mark Puddle


Dear friends,

It is a huge honour to be taking over the artistic direction of The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Since I first performed with the company in a tour of Romeo and Juliet in 2007 I knew that I was part of something special. The venues the company performs at, the strong following the company has and the unique nature of playing Shakespeare as he intended his work to be seen, in the open-air with an all-male cast. I was hooked! I returned the following year to perform again and have worked with the company ever since.

My watchwords for the future of the company are: Authenticity, Excellence and Magic. I hope that with our production of Much Ado About Nothing, and the many that follow, you will see that I have been guided by those words.

I am spurred on by the company’s great past, proud of our recent achievements and excited and energised about what lies ahead of us. It is a new chapter in the journey of this wonderful company and one that is not possible without the continued support of you, our loyal audience. I would like to thank you for coming on the journey with us so far and I look forward to continuing that journey with all of you, taking the company on into the next decade and beyond!

I look forward to seeing you this summer

Peter Stickney

'Open Air Theatre as
It Should Be And at Its
Very, Very Best
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