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INTERVIEW: Conrad Nelson talks Much Ado About Nothing, his special relationship with Northern Broadsides and mixing with Hollywood A-Listers

Actor, musician and director, Conrad Nelson has been associated with Halifax based theatre company, Northern Broadsides for over 20 years. The Company, founded by acting legend and professional northerner, Barrie Rutter, is a unique theatre company with a truly authentic northern voice. Its work is characterised by a high degree of theatrical inventiveness and robust performances from Northern actors who ...

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Jersey Boys – Leeds Grand

Writers: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Director: Des McAnuff Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo Reviewer: Janet Jepson The Grand in Leeds is celebrating its 140th anniversary! On the 14th November 1878, this wonderful theatre first opened its doors, showing a production of Much Ado About Nothing. It certainly started something though, and the back catalogue of ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Gray’s Inn Hall, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director:Ben Horslen Reviewer: Maryam Philpott How can you improve on Shakespeare? Every summer as the same two comedies are attempted by countless Companies, everyone is looking for something fresh. Earlier this year, The Faction achieved it with a dark and finely-balanced production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and now Antic Disposition brings their touring version of Much ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: William Shakespeare Composer and Musical Director: Olly Fox Director: Bill Buckhurst Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Picnics at the ready; pop open the prosecco and uncork the Malbec! Sit back, relax and enjoy your journey to Messina at the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. Written in 1598, when women were expected to stay chaste and subservient in a world ruled by ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The Globe’s Summer of Love progresses - verve, wit and colour very much in abundance. Matthew Dunster’s creation takes us from the regular setting of Messina to Mexico in the early 20th Century. The revolución becomes the military backdrop for Don Pedro’s men as they come to Leonato’s house and with ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty It’s sometimes a little difficult to remember Shakespeare’s romantic comedies for things other than the wordplay, ridiculous situations and farce. This production has those three key elements for sure. However, it also brilliantly brings out the darkness and menace inherent in the chronicle of betrayal that is Much Ado About Nothing ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Pia Furtado Composer: Rebecca Applin Reviewer: Michael Gray No hint of the romance or sunshine of Messina here. We're in the spartan canteen of a British regiment – motto Perfer et Obdura. There's a telly in the corner, a servery, tables for mess and for ping-pong. A chorus of Homeward Bound and Don Pedro marches his ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Lord Chamberlain’s Men, Brandon Hill Bowling Green

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: PeterStickney Reviewer: Kris Hallett The Lord Chamberlains Men were Shakespeare's originally playing company, travelling London and its surrounding areas, setting up shop where they could and developing a reputation as one of the cities leading companies before building the original Globe and creating history. Four hundred years later, Mark Purdle resurrected it before handing control over ...

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