VASTSELIINA CASTLE SUMMER PLAY

Eavesdropper in Vastseliina

In summer 2024, a medieval mystery based on real-life events will unfold in the Vastseliina castle. The Vastseliina Episcopal Castle’s authentic milieu is the setting for a summer play based on the novel “Eavesdropper in Vastseliina ” by Erkki Koort. The play brings us back to the beginning of the 14th century, when archers arrived from Pihkva one summer day to attack the wall of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle. The main character, Markus, is brought to the castle with a clear mission. The Pugola squad protecting the borders of Livonia in south-east Estonia has been hit by betrayal, and he must find the culprit. To find out whether the culprit will be found or not, what challenges will the young man face during his ordeals, and whether an unexpected love story might confuse his head, you have to come and see it for yourself. The goal of the play is to offer the audience an authentic atmosphere intertwined with the beauty of nature and historical surroundings.

Entrance to the castle is at 4 p.m.

During the preliminary program, it is possible to learn about medieval life in the medieval experience center, visit Anatoli Strahov’s painting exhibition “The Balance of Silence,” opened in the Pilgrim House, participate in authentic medieval-themed workshops, go on a tour with the folks of the castle, and buy some items at the craftsman’s fair. Young visitors can test their skills on the adventurous “knight trail”. You can also enjoy food from medieval times and other eras.

The performance starts at 7 p.m.

The duration of the performance is ~3 hours, with two acts and one intermission (40 minutes).

The event will take place in the open air. Please dress according to the weather.
The show is suitable for ages 7 and up.

Umbrellas are not allowed. In case of rainy weather, we ask you to use raincoats.
Please leave pets at home.
Photography and filming are not allowed.

SUMMER PLAY

Eavesdropper in Vastseliina plays will take place in 2024.

25.07.2024

26.07.2024

27.07.2024

28.07.2024

01.08.2024

02.08.2024

03.08.2024

04.08.2024

PRICE

REGULAR PRICE DISCOUNT PRICE
From 1.01.2024 40€ 35€
From 30.04.2023 45€ 40€

50€ on site, discount ticket 45€

The discounted ticket is valid for visitors up to the age of 18 (included) and 65+.
The recipient of the discount needs to bring a document proving the discount!

Seats are NOT numbered.
The ticket guarantees a one-time entry. To leave the performance area, you can purchase a wristband for an additional fee of €5.

* Wheelchair access is available. The companion of a visitor in a wheelchair can enter the show for free. To order a wheelchair visitor and companion ticket, please send an email to linnus@vastseliina.ee.

Organizer: Vastseliina Piiskopilinnus SA
The project is part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 program.

EAVESDROPPER IN VASTSELIINA

Actors

Silva Pijon

Agur Seim

Helgur Rosental

Markus Truup

Leading actor

Märten Matsu

Rakvere Theatre

Karel Käos

Imre Õunapuu

Rakvere Theatre

Sten Karpov

Leading actor
Endla Theatre

EAVESDROPPER IN VASTSELIINA

Vootele Ruusmaa

Sound artist/musical designer

Kristen Kalev Lina

Lighting designer

TRAKULA

Music

Riina Vanhanen

Stage and costume designer

Tarmo Tagamets

Director and dramatist

Erkki Koort

Author

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