Summer Shakespeare treat for outdoor theatre lovers at Somerleyton Hall

Somerleyton Hall and gardens in North Suffolk. The estate was originally bought by Sir Samuel Peto i

Somerleyton Hall and gardens in North Suffolk. The estate was originally bought by Sir Samuel Peto in the mid-19th century and the hall remodelled in the style familiar today.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies is set to be played out against the stunning outdoor setting of Somerleyton Hall.

The Lord Chamberlain's Men performing a scene from Twelfth Night. Photo: The Lord Chamberlain's Men

The Lord Chamberlain's Men performing a scene from Twelfth Night. Photo: The Lord Chamberlain's Men - Credit: The Lord Chamberlain's Men

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are bringing their version of The Comedy of Errors - one of the Bard’s earliest plays - to the grand location on June 6.

The all-male production tips its hat to the theatre of Shakespeare’s day when all roles would have been played by men - adding to the confusion and comedy.

It is stopping at the hall on a country-wide tour of castles, cathedrals and stately homes before hopping to mainland Europe in September.

The production is billed as “a riotous rollercoaster of a comedy that will keep you guessing and laughing until its joyous conclusion,” and desribed as “Shakespeare as it would have been - all male, in the open air, and in full Elizabethan costume with traditional music and dance.”

Tickets £10 and £15 via the hall’s website.