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Thursday 05 August - 7PM

Illyria presents

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Claudio loves Hero, and Benedick hates Beatrice. This is just as well, because Hero loves Claudio and Beatrice hates Benedick. Everyone laughs when Don Pedro plays a trick on Benedick and Beatrice, letting each think that they are secretly loved by the other.

But it is no laughing matter when Don John plays a trick on Claudio and Hero, deceiving Claudio into thinking that Hero is not faithful to him. Murderous rage is unleashed, and death can be the only solution… Or can it?

Perhaps one last trick may resurrect the innocent dead, restore broken relationships – and even create an unlikely union of Benedick and Beatrice!

In their 29th open-air touring season, and renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria stick to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy. 

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Tickets: Adults £15, Students and Benefits £13, Child £11
Please note that senior citizens are no longer automatically eligible for concessions. See our guidelines

Recommended: 5+
Running time: 130 mins including 20 min interval

Please note this is an outdoor performance on Ecos following government guidelines for your safety.

Bring a picnic and a cushion – and please take all your rubbish home with you!

Bring a brolly! In the event of very bad weather (torrential rain, for instance) we will move the performance into the auditorium following government guidelines on indoor performances.

We will allocate seating to our patrons on the night so please arrive in good time, whether the performance is on ECOS or in the theatre itself. Although we will make every effort to accommodate all parties, it may not be possible for large groups to be seated together. Please bear with us on this.

If you have access requirements or additional needs please email merlincoordinator@gmail.com, preferably a minimum of 24 hours before the performance. If this is not possible, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance and make yourself known to the Front of House Manager.

Masks must be worn whilst inside all public areas and for the duration of the performance. Please feel free to remove your mask outside or in the loo.