- 25 Ratings
Hamlet Play at Bannerman Castle
Take part in The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival with a live performance of Hamlet. Get whisked away to Bannerman Castle on a guided cruise and enjoy a mini tour of the island.
What You Will Do
- Witness Hamlet come to life on stage, a play by William Shakespeare and directed by Devin Brain
- Marvel as the story unfolds revolving around young people who struggle with loss and a feeling of disconnect from the world
- All aboard the Estuary Steward, the Bannerman Castle's very own motor vessel that will take you to and from the island
- Opt for a mini-tour of Bannerman Island and be sure to check out the Residence Visitor Center before you leave
- Roundtrip cruise
- 25 Ratings
An outstanding performance in a beautiful and unique setting on a perfect day!
The outing was very well planned and operated, the venue of course is unique, and the young case gave an enthusiastic and enjoyable performance of Hamlet.
The performance of Hamlet. It is was only to tour the island I would have been interested or satisfied.
What a great experience! We enjoyed every minute, from the ferry ride to walking the grounds the play and the talk about the history of Bannerman Castle. We highly recommend visiting and plan to return.
- Jo Ann
Spectacular day spent on Bannerman Island. The theatre company’s presentation stayed true to the original while adding moments of spontaneity to the enjoyment of the audience. The cast gave the play a modern vibe. Kudos to all the actors!
It was a very unique experience, Bannerman and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival did a great job. I did think Bannerman could have done a better job letting me know about what to expect at the performance. I didn’t know what the seating situation would be, how long the performance would be, or if I was allowed to bring my own food to the island. But it all worked out! A great, magical experience!
Jarrod Bates as Hamlet was the best and most entertaining. It was a very enjoyable experience. The whole cast was wonderful! I would love to see it again! And any other performances this cast had!
The location was so beautiful. I was blown away by the gardens on the island. I have seen many Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival productions and am rarely disappointed.
Every moment of the experience was wonderful - friendly staff, smooth and safe boat transport, reasonable picnic items, beautiful gardens and views and the performance was fantastic. I didn't know the 'tour' was outlined in the playbill so I would have appreciated knowing that since I was just wandering. Delightful evening!
Wonderful cast and setting!
The weather cooperated, beautiful backdrop for a play & the staff offered informative context on the history of the island
I was beyond satisfied! The boat ride was relaxing, the crew humorous and safety conscious. The tour guide on the Island was well informed about the Bannerman business, family, the building and the deterioration of the structures, the American and World History which brought the opportunities to Mr. Bannerman. The gardens well-kept and beautiful (compliments to the gardeners). Hamlet was perfect for this location. The production was theatre at its best. I am writing to the theatre company thanking them.
I loved all of it and my two guests did too. I just wanted bios for the actors...
Acting was excellent, however, lack of a set was disappointing.
Magical setting, great tour, such a unique experience!