Townhill Park House
The Gregg School, Cutbush Lane, Southampton SO18 3RR

14 - 18 July 2020
Performances at 7:30pm, matinée at 2:30pm Saturday 18th

Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies to phone bookings)

Please note this is an OPEN AIR production

His best romantic comedy

Meddlesome friends and scheming nasties intervene in a story of love and loathing in 1930’s Italy.

Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy. Claudio and Hero fall head over heels in love, almost before they have spoken half a dozen words between them. Beatrice and Benedick hate each other of old. Left to themselves they would probably do unspeakable things to each other.

So….. wouldn’t it be satisfying if we planted ugly rumours about Hero, to ruin the wedding to Claudio? And wouldn’t it be hilarious if we tricked Beatrice and Benedick into believing that each actually loved the other?

But don’t worry! Thanks to Constable Dogberry and his rustic Neighbourhood Watch team the baddies are put to flight and everything ends happily ever after.

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is Brian Stansbridge

Beatrice (Leonato’s niece and Hero’s cousin) is played by a a

Benedick (An aristocratic soldier) is played by a a

Claudio (A young soldier) is played by a a

Hero (The beautiful young daughter of Leonato and the cousin of Beatrice) is played by a a

Don Pedro (An important nobleman from Aragon) is played by a a

Leonato (A respected, well-to-do, elderly noble) is played by a a

Don John (The illegitimate brother of Don Pedro) is played by a a

Margaret (Hero’s serving woman) is played by a a

Borachio (An associate of Don John) is played by a a

Conrad (One of Don John’s more intimate associates) is played by a a

Dogberry (The constable in charge of the Watch) is played by a a

Verges (The deputy to Dogberry) is played by a a

Antonio (Leonato’s elderly brother, Hero's uncle and Beatrice’s father.) is played by a a

Balthasar (A waiting man in Leonato’s household) is played by a a

Ursula (One of Hero’s waiting women) is played by a a

Creative Team

Production Managers
Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Set Design
Set Construction
Set Dressing
Lighting Designer
Lighting Operator
Sound Designer
Sound Operator
Wardrobe & Costumes
Electrical Infrastructure Design
Clive Weeks
Electrical Engineering Overseer
Jamie McCarthy
FOH Manager
Car Park Manager
Stage Crew
Rehearsal Prompt

Ticket Information

EARLY BIRD OFFER - buy before 31 May and get £2 off Adult fixed night ticket!

Fixed night: £13* until May 31th, then £15;
Flexible night in advance: £17;
On the gate: £17 (Cash & cheques only)

(Not recommended for under 5s)
5 to 16yrs: £12 (all options)

(16+ in full time education - ID required)
£13 (all options)

10% off fixed night tickets for groups of 10 or more (not applicable for Early Bird Offer)



Patrons are welcome to picnic in the beautiful grounds of TownHill Park House (The Gregg School) from 6.00pm (1.00pm on Saturday 18 July for the Matinée).

Note – the Gertrude Jekyll garden also will be open for viewing but no picnics are allowed in that area.

You are advised to bring low back chairs, rugs, etc., as NO SEATING IS PROVIDED. We suggest you also bring jumpers or coats, as it can get cold even on the warmest of evenings.

The Gregg School is a private school and the grounds are not generally open to the public and there is no public access prior to the performance dates. Dates of occasional open days to view the gardens at other times can be found on the Gregg School website.

Ample free parking and toilet facilities will be provided with provision for disabled patrons.

There is a short walk of approx. 100 metres to the performance area. Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available to buy. No unaccompanied children under 16. No dogs (except guide dogs).

Poster, Flyer & Programme

Available after the performance

For the Maskers

Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy;   Lighting Consultant:- Clive Weeks;   Sound Consultant:- Jamie McCarthy;   Marketing Director:- Peter Court;   Marketing Team:- Sarah Russell, Angela Stansbridge, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney, Paul Baker;   Front of House Manager:- Chris Baker;   Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker;   Photography:- Clive Weeks;   Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney

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