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Open Air Theatre in the Local Area

Summer Season 2013 Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare
28 June – 25 July 2013

Hinwick House: an elegant country home set in the idyllic and picturesque North Bedfordshire countryside.  28th & 29 June 7pm
Tofte Manor: Set in the Bedfordshire village of Sharnbrook 6th July 2pm & 7pm
Castle Mound Bedford. In the heart of Bedford Town 13th July 2pm & 7pm
Stanwick Lakes: Beautiful lakeside setting with a grass amphitheatre just over the border in Northants 21st July 2pm & 7pm
Harpur Square: In partnership with Bedford Corn Exchange we will be performing on the outdoor stage as part of Bedfringe 2013 25th July 7.30pm
Tickets are on sale now at £12 & £10 from . Please note that 25th July Bedfringe at Harpur Square has a separate box office

Much Ado revolves around two couples; Hero & Claudio are young, in love and looking forward to their wedding day, Beatrice & Benedick are not so young, not so “in love” they look forward to sparring and scoring verbal points at the others expense! Throw in a dastardly villain, some covert match making and a host of colourful comedy characters and you have everything you need for Shakespeare in the Garden, by the lake or even on a Bedfringe stage!! Bring a picnic and enjoy this Great British tradition
Director Elizabeth Thomas told us "we are so looking forward to this season, we have some fantastic new venues on board, some of which are not often open to the public, so we hope Bedfordshire audiences will be tempted to come along and see for themselves why we have chosen them"  The majority of the cast are based in Bedfordshire including Cally Lawrence who takes on the role of feisty Beatrice, she explains "Beatrice is one of those roles that has always been on my wish list to play, so it's brilliant that I get to do it in my home county with fantastic local actors" Cally was last seen on our screens with David Mitchell and Robert Webb on Peep Show, but she has also been a blind date to Ricky Gervais in The Office and a cell mate to Tracey Barlow in Coronation St.
The production can be seen at the following venues. Doors will open one hour before curtain up and audiences are advised to bring low back chairs or rugs to sit on, and to be prepared for all weathers!


Carlton British Eventing Horse Trials

Carlton Horse Trials 27th & 28th July 2013 
& Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Class Friday 26th July

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