When: 5th July 2014
Where: Ashby de la Zouch Castle, South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1BR
£: Tickets cost £14 for adults and £10 for concessions. Purchase tickets by phoning the dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0870 333 1183. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day. The ticket price includes entry to the event only.
What is it?
Enjoy some outdoor theatre with Much Ado About Nothing at English Heritage’s Ashby de la Zouch Castle. Raise a glass with family and friends this summer as you join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for an evening of true Shakespearian merriment.
As the incomparable Beatrice and her begrudging match Benedick are tricked into confessing their love for each other, hilarious and heart-stoppingly romantic consequences ensue. Complete with jealous schemes and a whole host of delightfully cheeky characters, this light-hearted love story is sure to entertain and enthral. As you picnic beneath midsummer skies, allow the magic of the masquerade to capture your imagination and whisk you far away.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle began life as a manor house in the 12th century and became a castle in the 15th century. Today visitors can still climb the tower, despite the fact it suffered massive damage during the Civil War. There is also an underground passage from the kitchen to the tower, probably created during this war, which can still be explored.
More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk