Published on July 25th, 2018 | by Ballaghaderreen & District


Much Ado About Nothing to be performed in the grounds of “The Bishop’s Palace”

The Pilgrim Players’ inaugural production of Much Ado About Nothing in the grounds of Edmondstown House in Ballaghaderreen.

Audiences are invited to pack a picnic and come to The Bishop’s Palace to enjoy an outdoor festival performance of Shakespeare’s best loved rom-com.



The Pilgrim Players will produce brilliant productions of well-loved classics in this beautiful, historic location. We hope it will become an annual event.



Seasoned Shakespeare actors Deirdre Mullins and Max Bennett and new locals David and Chloe Ewings, have gathered together a troupe of some of their favourite people, who also happen to be amongst the greatest talents of their generation, boasting a wealth of experience from the Abbey, RSC, National Theatre, Globe, Royal Court as well as major television productions and international feature films.

Amongst the company are:

Rob Heaps – the lead in US show Imposters opposite Uma Thurman.

Max Bennett – the current baddie in Poldark opposite Aidan Turner. He also played one of the central characters in US TV show about Shakespeare called Will, which played on Irish TV recently.

Deirdre Mullins – won a Scottish BAFTA in November for best actress in film. From Dublin. She played Shakespeare’s wife in the US TV show Will.

Lydia Wilson – played Kate Middleton and was nominated for an Olivier Award for West End hit Charles III. She was also the lead in recent BBC/Netflix series Requiem.

Aidan Kelly – major Irish theatre actor from Dublin.

There’s lots more info about all of these people and others on our website ( Producers Deirdre Mullins, Max Bennett and David & Chloe Ewings (new owners of The Bishop’s Palace) are available for interview.

Price: €15 payable on the door by cash or card. Reserve tickets and find more info at

Kids under 14 free on Saturday matinee.

The grounds of The Bishop’s Palace will be open an hour prior to the show for the audience to bring a picnic and settle in.

Friday 17 August 2018, 7pm (grounds open from 6pm)

Saturday 18 August 2018, 3pm (grounds open from 2pm)

Saturday 18 August 2018, 7pm (grounds open from 6pm)

Sunday 19 August 2018, 3pm (grounds open from 2pm)

We’re encouraging people to bring a rain mac just in case and a blanket to sit on.

It will last approximately 75mins.

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