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The New Kings Players are back for an outdoor, family friendly week of drama and daftness with Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

It is to be performed a number of stunning venues in Derbyshire and Staffordshire, including Cromford Mills on Monday, August 25, Hopton Hall on Wednesday, August 27, and Kedleston Hall on Saturday and Sunday, August 30-31.

You can expect a memorable afternoon of family fun as company aims to take you all back to sunny Georgian Italy. There will be revenge, passion, mistaken identity…and maybe even a wedding.

The New Kings Players Theatre Company is a drama group, set up in June 2011, by students Katherine Newbury and Harry Kingscott, ex-members of Derby LIVE Youth Theatre and The Ecclesbourne School, where they met aged 11.

When they both finished school, they wanted to get young people involved in drama and create an understanding and joy of Shakespeare’s work and give them free opportunities to perform.

Now, four years and four productions later, the company is still going strong.

Harry recently graduated with a BA (hons) in Drama from the University of Exeter and Katherine is in her final year of Costume with Performance Design at The Arts University Bournemouth.

Bring your friends, family and everyone else along with a picnic, a mat and chairs.

Performances will begin at 2:30pm.

All you’ll need is something to sit on. Although the event itself is free, venue entrance charges may apply.

A picnic lunch is available at Cromford Mills for a small charge.

Donations to New Kings Players are welcome.