Open-Air Theatre For The Family at Abergavenny Castle

The surroundings of Abergavenny Castle with its dramatic views is to make an idyllic setting for open air theatre this summer. The Castle, home to MonLife Heritage’s Abergavenny Museum, is playing host to three light-hearted productions from professional touring theatre companies that are great for family audiences.

The season kicks off with an hilarious production of Shakespeare’s much-loved “Much Ado About Nothing” on Friday 29th July at 7pm. There’s plenty to shout about in The Pantaloons’ take on Shakespeare’s timeless summer comedy of masks, music and mistaken identities! The boys are back from war and it’s time for celebration, but devious Don John plans to spoil everyone’s fun with his perilous plots. Will young lovers Claudio and Hero fall foul of the crafty criminal? Will bickering Benedick and Beatrice ever admit that they like each other? Find out in this fast-paced, physical and funny new production!

All the shows are on Friday evenings this year. So, the season continues with a fantastic adaptation of science fiction classic HG Wells’ War of the Worlds by the inventive and funny The Pantaloons on August 12th and an adaptation by Heartbreak Productions of another David Walliams’ best-seller, Awful Auntie on August 19th.

Pack up the picnic and bring something to sit on – low backed chairs or cushions and blankets – warm clothes for when the sun goes down and clothing appropriate to the weather!

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