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Shakespeare in Titchfield Park

Posted onPosted on 17th May

People are being invited to take a picnic to watch Oddsocks Productions’ unique take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Titchfield Park, Mansfield, on Sunday, 2nd July, from 5pm.

Sian Booth, cultural services manager for Mansfield District Council, said: “It’s important to us that we provide entertainment that is accessible to everyone.

“Staging shows in open spaces such as parks allows those who may feel uncomfortable in a formal auditorium setting to experience live drama and comedy.

“Oddsocks are a right laugh. Their shows are such a bonkers riot, it genuinely is hilarious. They have a really unique way of getting the crowd going that is so infectious and leaves your sides aching and face hurting from all the giggles.”

Mansfield Mayor Andy Abrahams said: “What started as a way of providing entertainment safely in a socially-distanced way outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic has now become a popular highlight in Mansfield families’ calendars. I, for one, can’t wait to bring my camping chair and enjoy some Shakespeare surrounded by nature in the beautiful, award-winning Titchfield Park.”

Oddsocks Productions take classic texts and create bold, challenging innovative and interactive theatre to be enjoyed by all. They tell good stories, in exciting ways and have been touring nationally and internationally for 30 years, performing at theatres and in the open air.

Set up by husband and wife, Andy Barrow and Elli Mackenzie, Oddsocks Productions is a critically-acclaimed family run company, which specialises in taking its work out to diverse communities across the UK and Channel Islands.

Elli said: “We create theatrical experiences that are for everyone. We’ve created over seventy productions and performed to over three hundred and eighty thousand audience members in all weathers! No hierarchy or elitism, telling good stories in innovative ways to create a great night out.”

Tickets can be booked at Mansfield Palace Theatre Box Office or by calling 01623 463133 or at