Much Ado About Nothing

It’s all much ado about nothing.... © Southend Shakespeare Company

It’s all much ado about nothing....

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 3pm

Join Hero, Leonato, Beatrice, Benedick and a host of other characters in this much beloved Shakespeare play on the Mount. Much Ado About Nothing is generally considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies, because it combines elements of comic hilarity with more serious meditations on honor, shame, and court politics. Like As You Like It and Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, though interspersed with darker concerns, is a joyful comedy that ends with multiple marriages and no deaths.

Pre booking is not necessary

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Are you ready to enjoy what’s through the looking glass? © Quantum Theatre

Are you ready to enjoy what’s through the looking glass?

Wednesday 23 July at 3pm

Enjoy this play with all the family... In the sequal to Alice in Wonderland we find Alice falling through the looking glass back into a magical world where she meets some old favourites - the Red Queen and the awesome and scary Jabberwocky. Tweedledum and Tweedledee are as comical as ever so there won't be a dry eye in the house!

The Tempest

Hold on to your hats! © Quantum Theatre

Hold on to your hats!

Wednesday 23 July at 7pm

Thought to be the last play Shakespeare wrote on his own he doesn't disappoint. The scene is set on a remote Island where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place. He conjures up a tempestuous storm, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.

The School for Husbands

Join us for our summer programme of events © Huw Davies

Join us for our summer programme of events

Sunday 3 August 2pm

The School for Husbands is a play written by Molière and was the first of his full length plays. The plot centers around the suitors of two sisters. One suitor, Sganarelle, is controlling and overbearing of his intended wife, Isabella. The other suitor, Ariste, treats his intended wife, Léonor more as an equal. Ariste finds success in his pursued relationship, while Sganarelle fails miserably. So much so, in fact that that he is unwittingly used by Isabella in seeking her preferred courter, Valère.


Rayleigh Folk Festival

Richard Digance Headlines at Rayleigh Folk Festival

Richard Digance Headlines at Rayleigh Folk Festival

Monday 25th August  2pm -  8pm

Enjoy an August Bank Holiday Monday on the Mount enjoying a great feast for your ears with Richard Digance as the headline act!

This has been organised by Rayleigh Rotary.

Ticket information to follow

Sunday afternoon Walks

Why not walk of your Sunday roast?

Meet at Rayleigh Windmill every Sunday afternoon at 3pm and head off for a lovely walk with one of our guides. You'll be sure to find out something new and discover Rayleigh's hidden history.

Richard Digance sings 'Saga Lout'