The Queen's Feast Dinner Gala at the Westside Shakespeare Festival
Immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare at the Westside Shakespeare Festival, then follow your beautiful day with an amazing feast with Queen Elizabeth I and the Bard! The Queen’s Feast is an interactive dining experience where guests can feel a part of a traditional renaissance feast! Throughout the dinner, courses will be presented theatrically and accompanied by a traditional madrigal song performed by a quartet of singers. The Queen and her court will also be announced with great flourish, as well as special guests like William Shakespeare! The Queen, of course, wants entertainment with her meal, so Master Shakespeare will recite some of his latest sonnets, a harpist will strum away beautiful music of the time, and other exciting acts will take place for the pleasure of the court. Dressing of the time period (1594) is requested but not required. In the spirit of the gala, attendees are recommended to purchase small wooden coins at the start of the gala (pence/pounds) to reward and bribe actors during the show. Pence are $1 per coin, pounds are $10 each. QUEEN'S FEAST SCHEDULE 6PM ~ Beest'r, wine and mead hour (refreshment hour) 6:30PM ~ Welcome of the Queen 6:40PM ~ Pottage Course (stew) 6:45PM ~ Sallat Course (salad) 6:55PM ~ The Meate (roasted pig from the spit, cob corn, many spice sauces) 7:15PM ~ The Banquet (fruit dessert) 7:30PM ~ The Comedy of Errors, presented by Wm Shakespearefor more information about the Comedy of Errors, please go HERE TICKET INFORMATION: QUEEN'S FEAST TICKET - $65: A guest ticket to the feast that Includes the full four course meal, all the beautiful entertainment, a silver souvenir mug, and one reserved seat at The Comedy of Errors VIP QUEEN'S TABLE TICKET - $100: Imagine yourself sitting with the Queen of England during your four course Madrigal meal! Includes one guest ticket at the Queen's Table for dinner, a silver souvenir mug, and a reserved seat at The Comedy of Errors. Your purchase of this gala ticket directly benefits to the hard working performers you see at the Westside Shakespeare Festival. Thank you! DATE NITE 1594-STYLE - $150: Invite a friend to join you in 1594 style together! This package includes TWO Queen's Feast tickets, one bottle of wine (red or white) from our featured winery, two souvenir mugs, and two comfortable reserved seats to The Comedy of Errors VIP QUEEN'S TABLE DATE NITE - $200: The date night package listed above, with two reserved seats for the feast at the Queen's Table. Your purchase of this gala date night package directly benefits to the hard working performers you see at the Westside Shakespeare Festival. Thank you! FAQs I've never been to something like this before. What should I expect? Upon arrival, you be welcomed as a new member of the Queen's Court with full royal fanfare. Find yourself mingling with actors, musicians, and dancers, have a few pre-feast snacks, fill your souvenir cup. Her royal highness Queen Elizabeth I will arrive in fashionably late form and address the Court. Shortly thereafter, you will be seated at your reserved place and await the courses. Madrigal singers and dancers will perform between and during food courses. The Queen will approve food courses as they arrive and are then served to the Court. At the end of the meal, the players from The Comedy of Errors will address the Court. Court members will then be seated in Grey's Inn, in front of the Elephant Pub at the Westside Shakespeare Festival, where Court members will watch William Shakespeare's newest slapstick tale of puzzled masters and coniving servants. How long is the play? About two hours with a 15 minute intermission. Expect to be done around 9:30pm. What if I have any dietary requests? You may make all dietary requests in the registration process. We will do our best to accommodate you. What are my beverage options? A traditional Tudor feast served wine, cider, and beer because water was usually contaminated. Will there be water
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