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Nottingham Shakespeare Company announce Much Ado About Nothing summer tour

Nottingham Shakespeare Company is delighted to announce a free 90-minute open-air production of Much Ado About Nothing, set to take place in outdoor venues around Nottinghamshire between 6th and 15th July.


Two exciting encore performances are planned for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s open-air theatre programme The Dell, in the Bard’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, on Sunday, 20th August.

Following last year’s successful productions of The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors, this free theatrical experience promises to captivate audiences of all ages with its laughter, romance, and mischief.

Much Ado About Nothing is a delightful tale of mistaken identities, romantic misunderstandings, and uproarious antics. Set in the Italian town of Messina, the play follows two pairs of lovers.

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Emma Carlton and Christopher Collins, familiar to audiences from last year’s The Comedy of Errors, return to the company as Beatrice and Benedick, who tear into each other with witty banter while denying their affection for each other. Hero and Claudio, young lovers facing obstacles on their path to marriage, are played by newcomer Grace Deavall and Assistant Director Alastair Fiori-McPhee, another familiar face to NSC audiences. Amidst a whirlwind of gossip and trickery, the two pairs of lovers navigate the complexities of love, loyalty, and deception.

Nottingham Shakespeare Company is dedicated to producing high-quality productions of Shakespeare’s works. The company strives to make theatre accessible and engaging for diverse audiences, particularly those new to – and perhaps reluctant to embrace – Shakespeare. Through performances, workshops, and outreach programmes, they aim to foster a love for Shakespeare in the community.

Much Ado About Nothing can be seen in outdoor venues in and around Nottingham, as well as special performances at Newark Castle and The Dell in Stratford. The full list of performances follows.

Weds 12th July 7pm St John’s Churchyard, Beeston

Thurs 13th July 7pm Robin Hood Statue, Nottingham City Centre

Fri 14th July 7pm Newark Castle

Saturday 15th July 2pm & 7pm Victoria Embankment Bandstand

Sunday 20th August 12noon & 3pm The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon

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