Shakespeare in the great outdoors

DERBY Shakespeare Theatre Company return to action from August 5-7 when they perform Much Ado About Nothing at Derby Grammar School.

This will be an open air production in the picturesque grounds of the school so please bring your own seats and refreshments.

Set in an English seaside town during World War II, this witty comedy of love, banter and mistaken identity will delight all ages. With RAF pilots, land girls and the bumbling antics of a Dad’s Army-style Watch, enjoy an energetic show with great music and plenty of nostalgia for the whole family.

After its short stay in Derby, the production will tour to the famous Minack open air theatre, on top of a cliff at Porthcurno in Cornwall, from August 15-19.

The Derby shows are at 7.30pm (Friday and Saturday), and 2.30pm (Saturday and Sunday). All tickets are £5 (plus a booking fee of £1 from Derby Live). Call Derby Live’s box office on 01332 255800 or call in at the Assembly Rooms’ box office. Tickets are also on sale at the site box office on performance nights, subject to availability.