The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present William Shakespeare’s
Much Ado About Nothing
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.
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.
“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.
Founded in 2004 and named after Shakespeare’s original troupe of travelling players, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men has quickly established itself as the UK’s premier open-air touring theatre company.
Touring to over 80 venues throughout the UK and internationally over the summer months, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men brings its unique blend of all male Shakespearean entertainment to only the most beautiful and historic open air venues, where the audiences can sit under the stars, sip a glass of wine and enjoy a picnic while being enthralled in true Elizabethan fashion.
The actor-musicians of the company follow the same principles that Shakespeare himself championed: clear, bold and dynamic storytelling in the open air, seasoned with a healthy dose of music, songs and comedy combine to make a Lord Chamberlain’s Men production the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening.
Now in its twelfth year, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men has gone from strength to strength, and continues to enhance its reputation as the UK’s most popular outdoor touring Shakespeare company.
This event is kindly sponsored by The Castle Bookshop, Ludlow.