The countdown has now begun!
The Globe on Tour is returning to Calderstones Mansion House this June for five remarkable performances of Much Ado About Nothing. Following last year’s showstopping version of King Lear, the Garden Theatre will once more be brought to life with one of Shakespeare’s liveliest and most well-loved comedies – all in less than two weeks time.
Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being in denial, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most endearing pair of lovers.
BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Bookings can be made on The Globe’s website https://tickets.shakespearesglobe.com
Full priced tickets: £20
Discounted tickets for group members: £15
This spectacular performance is taking place in Calderstones Mansion House Garden Theatre, and will go ahead in all but the most extreme weather conditions. Audiences are advised to prepare for any weather conditions – waterproof and warm clothing should be packed as necessary – and please bring a seat or picnic blanket with you to ensure maximum comfort.
A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase on the door for each performance – however, this will depend on demand.
Access to the performance space will be via the back gate at the back of the Mansion House, off the main path opposite the Coach House. We will have TRO volunteers on the day directing you to the entrance.
The Reader Café will be open until the start of the performance, we will also be serving light refreshments and ice creams at the interval.
Please use public transport where possible as there is limited parking in the Calderstones Park car park. The park is served by bus numbers 61, 68, 168, 75, 75E, 76, 76A, 86D which will take you to Menlove Avenue. The Mansion House garden is only a short 5 minutes walk from the main road.
For more information on Much Ado About Nothing please visit our website: www.thereader.org.uk/events
If you want to see what Shakespeare out-of-doors looks like, take a sneak peek at some exclusive photographs from the performances of the show from Brighton Festival last week. They’re up on our Facebook page now – and we promise very few spoilers.
Plus, if you fancy reminding yourself of the play before you come to see the performances come along to…
Much Ado About Nothing: Read the Play in a Day!
10am – 4pm, Saturday 7th June 2014
Calderstones Mansion House, Liverpool
£30 / £15 concessions (including lunch)
*Special 10% discount on your space when a friend who’s new to Short Courses books a space*
- Does the idea of reading Shakespeare leave you feeling shaky?
- Read some plays before, but you’re a bit rusty?
- New to Much Ado about Nothing?
- Need a refresher before Shakespeare’s Globe’s performances at Calderstones Mansion on 12th-14th June?
Come join us for a rip-roaring, confidence-boosting, all-embracing ‘Play in a Day’ Saturday.
Led by The Reader Organisation’s Founder and Director, Jane Davis, and a team of our Shakespeare-loving staff, we’ll take over Calderstones Mansion together reading Much Ado About Nothing. And you never know, with your new-found confidence, you may even feel inspired to tread the boards yourself before the day is through!
No advance reading required. All-ages, backgrounds, experience with Shakespeare welcome!
For more information or to book your place contact Jenny Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0151 207 7207.