An English Touring Theatre, A Royal & Derngate and Rose Kingston co-production

The Herbal Bed

Wed Green matinee 2.30pm*
Sat matinee 2.30pm

Written By Peter Whelan
Directed by James Dacre
Designed by Jonathan Fensom

An English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production.

Love changes us. Love’s alchemy! In that furnace everything changes. Hard stone shatters, iron goes soft and turns to liquid… and so do we… in love’s fire”

Based upon real events from Stratford-upon-Avon in the summer of 1613, The Herbal Bed is a powerful thriller about human desire. When William Shakespeare’s daughter is publicly accused of adultery, her family’s lives fall under the glare of intense public scrutiny. Culminating in a dramatic trial at Worcester Cathedral, the scandal threatens to destroy her family’s reputation within their tight-knit community.

Originally produced to great acclaim by the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Herbal Bed was a huge hit in the West End and on Broadway, with an Olivier Award nomination and writer Peter Whelan winning Playwright of the Year.




Event Info


A £24.50 B £21.50 C £19 D £16
Wed Green Matinee: £14.50*
Sat Matinee: £16.50
Concs: £2 off
Student Standby: £8
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE

Captioned Performance & Post Show Q&A:
Wed 16 March
Touch Tour & Audio Described Performance: Sat 19 March 2.30pm

*Support the environment and use Public Transport to attend this discounted midweek matinee show.

All transactions are subject to a £2 booking fee.


£9 for groups of 10+



Running Time

2 hrs 25 mins incl. interval book now