Fun in June with Much Ado...
Shakespeare comedy in an English country house setting
Our next play, opening on Tuesday June 21, touches on two important anniversaries we're marking in the UK this year.
It is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and we're delighted to be performing one of his funniest and most popular comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, from June 21-June 25.
If you've never seen this comedy, you are in for a treat. It tells a timeless story of mischief-making and gossip, match-making and interference. One faction of troublemakers is intent on breaking-up young lovers Hero and Claudio while a group of friends is determined to bring the warring and witty Beatrice and Benedick together.
Director John Bowness has moved the setting of Much Ado About Nothing forward some 300 years to World War One, which is the focus of a number of commemorations this year. Our characters are brought together at a Downton Abbey-style English country house - so you can look forward to some lovely costumes and perhaps a hint of the 'upstairs, downstairs' comedy of the Jimmy Perry and David Croft TV sitcom You Rang M'lud.
If you think Shakespeare is not your scene, think again and give this classic comedy a try. A few years ago it won over a new generation of fans when David Tennant and Catherine Tate played Benedick and Beatrice in London's West End.
The show runs from 7.30pm each night and there is also a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets cost Â£10, with Â£9 concessions from Tuesday to Thursday only. All matinee tickets are Â£9. You can book yours NOW from the Brewhouse box office in person. Patrons will be receiving their priority booking forms in the post shortly, and soon after that online booking will be open at www.ticketsource.co.uk/littletheatreco. Watch our Facebook and Twitter feeds for news when online booking is open.
If you would like to become a private or corporate patron and benefit from priority booking for our future shows, please see more details on our website at www.little-theatre.co.uk/about-us. Patronage for individuals is just Â£10 a year. Local businesses can become a corporate patron for Â£25 a year and receive an advert in all our show programmes and a page on our website.
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