An all-male production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ comes to Chichester Cathedral next Friday.
Audiences are invited to bring a chair and a picnic to the Cathedral’s South West Lawn for the open air theatre event, starting at 7.30pm.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will present the sparkling battle of the sexes comedy in full Elizabethan costume.
Peter Stickney, artistic director said: “Much Ado is the play that our audiences have been begging us to return to.
“This lively summer comedy has one of Shakespeare’s most famous and funniest warring couples that will keep you guessing about their relationship until the very end!
“I can’t think of anything more perfect for a summer’s evening than a classical retelling of this great play set against the background of a beautiful outside venue.”
The fast-paced and popular play forms a rousing story of trickery, treachery and, ultimately, true love.
This year’s performance follows many events to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
The lawn will be open for ticket holders to set up seats and picnics from 6.30pm, with the performance at 7.30pm.
Tickets start at £10 and can be booked online at www.chichestercathedral.org.uk, by phone on 01243 813595 or in person from the Cathedral Shop.