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

The wonderful world of herbs

Mon 23 Jul 2018
13:00-14:00
Discover more about the amazing properties of herbs and how they're used in daily life.

Make a home for a bug - 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Tue 24 Jul 2018
13:00-15:00
Keep boredom at bay this summer and help us to make a home for bugs.

Meet the gardener

Tue 24 Jul 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.

Butter-making in the barn

Sun 29 Jul 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.

Gingerbread making

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

Bread in the barn

Wed 01 Aug 2018
11:00-11:45
It's Yorkshire Day, and we're celebrating with something very special this year.