23rd Jun 2019
19:00 £14.00

Much Ado About Nothing

A summer treat for all the family


TCAT are delighted to welcome back The Festival Players Theatre Company, a professional theatre company delivering the best in open-air Shakespeare, committed to presenting the very best in touring theatre. The company continues to grow in reputation internationally.

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies – a tale of love, deceptions and misunderstandings.

“The course of true love never did run smooth”, but the sparring antics of Shakespeare’s erstwhile lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, provide great hilarity for the other members of the household who plot to reunite them. Against this background, another romance is almost derailed by the machinations of a jealous Duke until the local constabulary bumble upon his plans.

This delicious comedy, popular for over 400 years, will be performed for you by The Festival Players acclaimed all-male Company, in a crystal clear, energetic, colourful production, enhanced by original songs composed by Johnny Coppin.

Don’t miss this Summer treat – enjoy Shakespeare as it should be experienced – in the open air*!  

Fun for all the family.

This is an outdoor performance (indoor performance if poor weather) in the grounds of Tiverton Community Arts Theatre. Please bring your own chairs, cushions, rugs and make yourself comfortable. Picnics welcome. Refreshments, including bar on site.

(2016 production of Hamlet)
“A high energy and gripping 2 hours” (The Stage)

(2017 production of Merry Wives of Windsor)
“a clear adaptation and abundant talent” (

Grounds open from 6.00pm

*if wet we will move indoors and use the TCAT theatre space.

Family ticket available.