Shakespeare in the Garden is returning to Fuller’s Inns this summer, with The Comedy of Errors, in association with theatre company Open Bar.

This year, there will be two tours of the play, performed in 30 Fuller’s pubs. The first Compact Tour, starting today (July 12) at The Gun, Docklands, is perfect for smaller pub gardens and travels throughout London, Surrey and Hampshire to finish on Friday, August 4, at The Builder’s Arms, Croydon.

Fuller's ShakespeareThe Classic Tour begins on Tuesday, August 1, at The Pilot, Greenwich, and runs throughout August across London and the South of England, finishing on Saturday, September 16, 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.

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. 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 illnesses.

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.”

For more details, tour dates and tickets, visit www.fullers.co.uk/