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Theatre: Much Ado About Falstaff – Open Air Theatre

Sunday 30 August 2020
6.15 pm - 9.00 pm

Join us at the Museum to watch Kick In The Head Productions new play Much Ado About Falstaff’, the play follows Shakespeare’s character Sir John Falstaff…a rogue, a womanizer and a lazy – do nothing, glutton, but also one of Shakespeare’s greatest and enduring comic creations.

Gates open 6:15 pm. Performance begins 7.00 pm.


In this new play by Simon Downing we find Falstaff, played by Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous, Three Men in a Boat) in his bedroom in the Boars Head being nursed by Mistress Quickly played by Suzanna Walters (Choice Grenfell).

The creditors arrive demanding payment. Will Falstaff resort to marrying Mistress Quickly in order to pay off his debts? Will he turn teetotal? Will he mellow in his old age? Find out the answers to all these important questions that Shakespeare never bothered to answer and join Falstaff for an evening of jollity, frivolity, a definite lack of coequality and more Shakespearean insults than ever previously heard on a theatrical stage!


Tickets are now available to book online!

To ensure social distancing restrictions can be maintained, only limited numbers will be allowed to this showing, so booking in advance is essential.

Instead of individual spaces, we are offering 60 ‘bubbles’ – each ‘bubble’ will be 1.5 meters apart from another and you will be allowed up to four people inside your ‘bubble’.

  • £40 = One ‘bubble’ which allows entry for up to four (4) people.

Doors open at 6:15 pm for a 7.00 pm start.


Please ensure you bring your proof of ticket purchase with you, either a printed copy or on your smartphone or tablet.  Your ticket will be void and admission refused without proof of purchase.

Details are correct at the time of publication, but the Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme.

Due to the nature of this event and for the comfort of everyone in the audience, please note that dogs are not permitted at the performance (except assistance dogs). The event is outside on grass – don’t forget to bring suitable seating and clothing as the performance will go ahead in all weather conditions!