Summer Outdoor Theatre

Actors from the Lord Chamberlain's Company

See Shakespeare's play performed to the very highest standard, in the way the Bard first envisioned...with an all-male cast, traditional costume and Elizabethan song and dance.


In the year that marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s sparkling, battle-of-the-sexes comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

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Triumphant in battle, Don Pedro and his men return to Messina. The Governor, Leonato, toasts their success by throwing a masquerade ball where well-intentioned plots and evil schemes abound as enemies deceive lovers and friends trick friends in this lively summer comedy.

“Friendship is constant in all other things,
Save in the office and affairs of love.”

Locked together in a ‘merry war’ Benedick, a confirmed bachelor and Beatrice, an avowed maid are resolutely set against marriage. However their friends have a plan. Their ‘will-they-won’t-they’ relationship is one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most famous love stories.

The Lord Chamberlain's Men a leaping.
The Lord Chamberlain's Men
The Lord Chamberlain's Men a leaping.


“They never meet but there’s a skirmish of wit between them!”

Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this funny, moving and fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costume, music and dance, this is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer.
 

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Upcoming events

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Mon 28 May 2018
13:00-15:00
Have fun planting your own seeds and watching them grow.

Gingerbread making

Thu 31 May 2018
11:30-12:00
Experience tastes and smells of the past at these gingerbread making sessions.

Himalayan balsam bashing

Sat 02 Jun 2018
10:30-12:30
Our outdoor team invite you to roll up your sleeves, become volunteers for a day and help us give nature a helping hand.

Butter-making in the barn

Sun 03 Jun 2018
14:00-15:00
Do you know how butter was traditionally made? How long did it take? How was it stored? Uncover the history of butter-making at one of these drop-in sessions.

The wonderful world of herbs

Mon 04 Jun 2018
13:00-14:00
Discover more about the amazing properties of herbs and how they're used in daily life.

Meet the gardener

Tue 05 Jun 2018
14:30-15:30
Take a stroll with our head gardener and learn about the organic gardening principles that we use to keep the gardens looking at their best.