Shakespeare’s most famous stories are brought to life in August when Groundlings Theatre Company presents two special summer nights in the gardens of the Rifles Museum, also known as The Wardrobe, Salisbury.

On Thursday, August 1, the sparkling comedy of misunderstandings Much Ado About Nothing is performed and the classic story of love at first sight, Romeo & Juliet, is on Friday, August 2.

Groundlings Theatre are experts in bringing to life the birth of British drama and both are presented in traditional Tudor dress, with Romeo & Juliet also played by all an male cast as it would have been in Shakespeare’s time.

Artistic director of Groundlings Theatre, Richard Stride, also directing the productions, said: “Nineteen years ago, Groundlings Theatre Company started as a Shakespeare touring company, and in the years after, we travelled the UK performing to some wonderful audiences. This summer we are proud to return to our roots and go back on the road.”

Shows start at 7.30pm at The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EX. Both nights are open air and tickets are £18 for adults, £16 concession and £14 for children. Reduced price if booked in advance at or box office on 02392 737370.

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