AFTER an excellent opening performance in Lapford, Crediton Arts Centre’s tour of outdoor venues in villages with their new production of “Much Ado About Nothing” continues until July 9. 

Upcoming performances are at The Sentry, Moretonhampstead (June 23), Jack’s Acre, Cheriton Fitzpaine (June 25), Newton St Cyres Arboretum (July 1/2), Sandford Millennium Green (July 7), St Andrew’s Church, Colebrooke (July 8) and Lower Woodbeare, Kennerleigh (July 9).

There will also be a performance on the afternoon of June 24 in the Holy Cross Church Car Park in Crediton, as part of the church’s Crediton Arts Alive initiative, with refreshments available from The Turning Tides Project.

“Much Ado About Nothing” is regarded as a “problem” play due to its dark themes of deceit and betrayal, famous for the verbal jousting of lead characters Beatrice and Benedick, but it is also full of romance, wit, emotion and broad comedy.

This production will be a treat for adults and older children alike.

Audiences are asked to take along folding chairs and picnic blankets to sit on.

Tickets for all performances are on sale at:  and in local village outlets.