This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and throughout the year there will be many organised events celebrating the famous playwright, from the live television event from the BBC on April 23, the date of his death, to numerous productions of his work.

Norwich Cathedral is also getting involved as it hosts the annual Shakespeare Festival this summer and the comedy Much Ado About Nothing will be performed in the open air of the Cathedral Cloisters on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July at 7.00pm.

Open air theatre company The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will be performing the play, with an all-male cast, just as it would have been when Shakespeare was alive. The company is also touring the UK with their production of Much Ado About Nothing.

The play is one of the Bard’s best and much loved comedies, and battles male against female with the sparring couple of Benedick and Beatrice.

Tickets for the open air performance can be booked online here or purchased from the Norwich Theatre Royal box office by calling 01603 630 000. Prices are £20 for adults and £18 for concessions.

The Shakespeare festival is one of the highlights of the summer that is taking place in Norwich. Not far from our holiday parks where you can buy a static caravan or lodge for a second home, the capital city of Norfolk county is a great day out.

You can explore the city with its many historical buildings, splurge with some shopping and indulge yourself at one of the many pubs and restaurants Norwich has.

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