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Shakespeare in the Garden returns to Fuller’s pub gardens

Returning for another year, Fuller’s Inns is delighted to announce Shakespeare in the Garden 2017, in association with Open Bar. This year sees an interpretation of Shakespeare’s funniest play: The Comedy of Errors.

This year, Fuller’s Shakespeare in the Garden has gone bigger and better, with two tours of Shakespeare’s infamous play, performing in 30 different Fuller’s pubs. The first Compact Tour, starting on Wednesday 12 July at The Gun, Docklands, is perfect for smaller pub gardens and travels throughout London, Surrey and Hampshire to finish on Friday 4 August at The Builder’s Arms, Croydon.

The Classic Tour begins on Tuesday 1 August at The Pilot, Greenwich and runs throughout August across London and the South of England, finishing on Saturday 16 September at The Duke of Kent, Ealing. Both tours are contemporary in style, yet true to the Bard’s original work, Open Bar’s interpretation truly brings the play to life.

Delicious, fresh food will be available to purchase at each pub, including gourmet bar snacks and bespoke pre-performance pub menus. Each bar will, as always, be well stocked with a great array of beers, including Fuller’s flagship brand London Pride and award winning Frontier Craft Lager. There will also be a wide variety of wines and spirits.

The official charity benefitting from this year’s production is Shooting Star Chase, hospices for children and young people with life-limiting illness.

Jonathon Swaine, Managing Director of Fuller’s Inns, said: “What better way to spend a summer evening than watching a classic Shakespearian comedy in one of our pub gardens with a pint of London Pride or glass of wine in hand? I have really enjoyed the previous productions, and I am excited about the surprises Open Bar have in store for audiences this year.

“Over the years, we have seen the popularity of Shakespeare in the Garden grow – we are always looking for ways to improve and enhance the customer experience in our pubs. Watching Shakespeare in such an informal environment is as it was originally intended. It is the perfect marriage of pub culture and Britain’s finest playwright - small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.”