Much Ado is brought to Stanwick Lakes venue

Frontier Centre: Irthlingborough: Bishop of Peterborough Rt Rev Donald Allister officially opens footbridge over The River Nene linking Frontier Centre run by Rock UK to Stanwick Lakes''Tuesday 8th May 2012

Frontier Centre: Irthlingborough: Bishop of Peterborough Rt Rev Donald Allister officially opens footbridge over The River Nene linking Frontier Centre run by Rock UK to Stanwick Lakes''Tuesday 8th May 2012

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Enjoying a picnic and an open-air Shakespeare play has to be one of the great British traditions.

And there will be a chance to do just that at Stanwick Lakes’ grass amphitheatre on Sunday, July 21, when No Loss Productions stages the classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

The story revolves around two couples. Hero and Claudio are young, in love and looking forward to their wedding day while Beatrice and Benedick are not so young, not so “in love” and look forward to scoring verbal points at the other’s expense.

Thrown into the mix is a dastardly villain, some covert match-making and colourful characters.

Natalie Castka, who grew up in Kettering, is set to take on the role of Hero. She said: “Performing Shakespeare in my home county makes me very happy and is a great opportunity to let everyone see how brilliant Stanwick Lakes is as a venue.”

Natalie’s career credits include performing in the opening ceremony of London’s Paralympics.

Performances are at 2pm and 7pm. Doors will open one hour before curtain up and audiences are invited to bring a low-backed chair or rug. Tickets cost £12 and £10, from www.nolossproductions.co.uk.