A TRADITIONAL performance will see Shakespeare's devilish wit shine in the open air in Abergele this summer.

Back by popular demand, The Festival Players International Theatre Company - whose patron is Dame Judy Dench - will once again enthral the audience at Pentre Mawr for Shakespeare in the Park with magnificent comedy Much Ado About Nothing in July.

This perennial comedy, popular for more than 400 years, will be brought to life in the way the bard envisioned, the festival players' acclaimed all-male cast presenting a crystal clear, energetic, colourful production, enhanced by original songs, composed by Jonny Coppin.

Filling the park's 'Secret Walled Garden' with time tsgted humour, the players will reacquaint the audience with the sparring antics of Shakespeare's erstwhile lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, providing great hilarity for the other members of the household who plot to reunite them.

Against this background, another romance is almost certain derailed by the machinations of a jealous duke until the Messina constabulary bumble upon his plans.

The evening's entertainment will be brought to Pentre Mawr as part of the ‘Noson Allan Scheme’ Arts Council Of Wales Scheme tin partnership with the Abergele District Action Group.

For an informal evening with the classic comedy and a picnic, head to Pentre Mawr park on Thursday, July 18 from 6pm.

Tickets are £12 for adults and £7 for under 14s, senior citizens and disabled guests. To book, contact Alison on 07825733220, Barry on 07818039847 or Mitch on 07565496255.