Next Production

Wednesday  22nd June – Saturday 25th June

This is the first production by the Theatre Royal Shakespeare Players, participators in the RSC Open Stages project in 2015.  We will be producing a Shakespeare play every summer, an exciting new venture in the renovated Theatre Royal.


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All over the world, the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death is being marked by celebrations of his life and performances of his plays. Happily, the Theatre Royal will also be hosting a Special Theatrical Event to tie in
with this anniversary in 2016.

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s liveliest comedies, though it also has a very dark sub-plot. It will be understood and enjoyed by anyone who has ever been in love or who has hoped to fall in love – in other words, most of the human race! It’s a laugh-filled, action-packed emotional rollercoaster that remains as relevant today as when it was first written four centuries ago.

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Our production is in modern dress and is set in the Messina Country Club, in the present day.  Colonel Don Pedro, Major Benedick and Lieutenant Claudio arrive at the club, run by Leonato with his daughter Hero and niece Beatrice for Rest and Recuperation after serving in a war zone.  But with them is the dark presence of Don John, Don Pedro’s brother, who has other ideas… 

Much Ado About Nothing Programme (Click to open)
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