A Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Production
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
By William Shakespeare
directed by Abigail Anderson, set designed by Libby Watson, costume designed by Mia Flodquist lighting designed by Mark Howland, composed by Pat Whymark, choreographed by Yael Lowenstein
'Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably'
Shakespeare's most passionate and hot-blooded comedy comes to fire up the Theatre Royal as Benedick and Beatrice slug it out in a full blown battle of the sexes. Packed with music, dancing and laughter, Much Ado About Nothing proves you can find love in the most unexpected places.
When the boisterous boys in Don Pedro's retinue stop by Leonato's sleepy house in Sicily, the stage is set for romantic intrigues, flirtation and heartbreak. For Hero and Claudio it seems to be love at first sight, but not everyone is wishing them well...
Directed by Abigail Anderson, who was responsible for hit productions of Twelfth night and The Merchant of Venice at the Theatre Royal, this promises to be another hugely enjoyable and talked about show.
'Magical... wings every ounce of comedy and tragedy from the Bard's text' EADT on The Merchant of Venice 2010.
'Productions like this make you want to come back to the Theatre again and again' Audience Member on Twelfth Night 2009.
Margaret - Suzanne Ahmet
Dogberry - Ian Barritt
Claudio - Ben Deery
Hero - Ellie Kirk
Beatrice - Polly Lister
Don Pedro - Michael Onslow
Benedick - Nick Tizzard
Borachio - Nick Underwood
Don John - James Wallace
Leonato - John Webb
Pre-Show Touch Tour & Post-Show TalkOut Tuesday 22 February
The Creative Learning Department are offering a great selection of activities and information to use in the classroom for Much Ado About Nothing. Education Resources filled to bursting with character lists, synopis, themes and activities which can be found soon on the website, workshops with your students and pre-show chats to fill you in with all the details before you come and watch the show. Click here for further details.