We all know that pub gardens can get a bit bawdy from time to time, but from August this year they’ll also be getting a bit bardy.
Shakespeare in the Garden brings together the age-old pals of theatre and pub, offering punters the chance to enjoy informal, interactive, open-air renditions of the classics with (now this part is very important) a pint in hand.
Touring troupe Permanently Bard are back doing the honours for the fourth consecutive year, this time bringing Romeo and Juliet to the slightly sozzled masses. So head to one of the five London-based Fuller’s pub gardens to watch what we’re sure will be a lovely, cheerful story where everyone lives happily ever after.
11-12 August: The Castle, Harrow
13-14 August: The Pilot, Greenwich
26-28 August: The Rose & Crown, Ealing
3-5 September: The Red Lion, Barnes
8-9 September: The Turk’s Head, Twickenham
There are also some non-London locations if you're, ahem, that way inclined. Wherever you choose to go, make sure you book in advance as these performances are not huge and will likely fill up rather quickly.
Shakespeare in the Garden takes place 3 August-12 September across a variety of locations. Tickets cost £15 (£12.50 concessions). See the full list and book online here.