Shakespeare Week - open air theatre at Dartmouth Castle

Written in 1598 and oft produced at The Globe the Mayflower passengers (although definitely not the Pilgrim Fathers!)  may well have seen this wonderful Shakespeare comedy while in London. 

Much Ado About Nothing tells the story of Claudio, a young lord of Florence who falls in love with Hero - a young woman of Florence, and their marriage is agreed upon. However, her friend, Beatrice, and Benedick a young lord of Padua, despise love and engage in comic banter. Their friends plot to make them fall in love with each other, by a trick in which Benedick will overhear his friends talking of Beatrice's supposed secret love for him, and vice versa. One of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, this tale of deception and confusion always raises a smile.

It is said that Shakespeare's King's Men came to Dartmouth while on tour in the early 1600s and were thrown out by the godly residents - but the Inn Theatre Company delight in bringing Shakespeare to the wonderful outdoor setting of Dartmouth Castle every year.

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