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Until Thu 28 Jul 2016
Location: Markeaton Park - Craft Village
Outdoor performance / Limited seating available, customers may bring their own seats.
Running Time: 2 hours - approximate, including any interval(s).
Oddsocks’ Much Ado About Nothing is a high-octane musical version of Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes, featuring hits from the best music decades.
Soldiers Benedict, Claudio and Prince Don Pedro are on leave and knowing that WAR is good for absolutely nothing they prefer to party with the SINGLE LADIES Beatrice and Hero. MR BRIGHTSIDE Claudio, gets engaged to his young love Hero and just for fun, bachelor Benedick is tricked into falling for Beatrice and they start to show their TRUE COLOURS.
The romantic mood is broken by the Prince’s half brother, the CREEP Don John, who misleads Claudio with lies and deception and creates a TAINTED LOVE.
A dramatic confrontation at the wedding leaves Hero presumed dead and her bridesmaid Beatrice HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO. Benedict must show his love for Beatrice by challenging Claudio to a duel.
A dramatic conclusion awaits as the true villains are confronted, the deception is revealed and the lovers are reunited in a musical climax that will raise the roof and get everyone on their feet.
For an additional fee, you can enjoy a selection of treats from the kitchen, with a variety of platters available to pre-order for the show. You can pick from:
Country Platter - pork OR homity pie, salad, crusty bread, a wedge of Derbyshire cheese and a hot OR soft drink.
Meat Platter - BBQ ribs, chicken dippers, duck spring rolls, curly fries with 3 dips (bbq, sweet chilli, garlic mayo) and a hot OR soft drink.
Veggie Platter - onion bhaji, vegetable samosa, spicy corn fritter, spring roll with 3 dips (mango, yogurt, sweet & sour) and a hot OR soft drink.
11.5” thin crust Margherita or Pepperoni pizza, freshly baked on the premises.
Afternoon Tea - A meat or vegetarian snadwich, a slice of Victoria sponge and tea or coffee.
Cream Tea - A tea or coffee and a scone with cream and jam.
You can add these items after clicking the buy now button on this page.
*Early Bird Offer. Buy your tickets in advance and save £3 per ticket. The discount will automatically be applied once you are in the basket screen. This discount is only available until the evening of each performance.
*Limited seating available, customers may bring their own seats.
*Catering & licensed bar available onsite.
*This is an outdoor performance - please dress appropriately for the weather
*The show will go on! We are not able to offer any refunds or ticket exchanges outside of our normal policy (see our terms and conditions http://www.derbylive.co.uk/your-visit/how-book/terms-conditions/ ) due to adverse weather.
Parking is available at Markeaton Park in the following areas;
Main car park
Mundy Play Centre
New overflow car park near to the Craft Village
Mundy Play Centre overflow car park
Disabled parking is currently located down the side of the walled garden, near the Craft Village but there is a very limited amount of spaces. During Derby LIVE productions we may be allocate more disabled spaces - please get in touch with us for more information.
Unfortunately, for this event we are only able to let Assistance dogs into the venue.
Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click Buy Tickets to see what concessions are available for this event, and for more price information and availability. Children 12 months and over require a ticket, unless otherwise stated. Proof of entitlement to concession may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the event.
Early Bird Offer. Buy your tickets in advance and save £3 per ticket. The discount will automatically be applied once you are in the basket screen. This discount is only available until the evening of each performance.
Take advantage of one of the following great offers for this event.
If you hold a membership subscription you may be eligible for discounts. Log in and these will be applied to your order automatically.
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