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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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NEWS: Colchester’s Mercury Theatre announce Autumn season

Colchester's Mercury Theatre has today [Friday 15 July 2016] announced its 2016 Autumn/Winter season. Kicking off the Made in Colchester season will be the previously announced family musical adventure Wind in the Willows. Playing for three weeks of the school summer holidays, Toad, Badger, Rat and Mole are ready to hit the road in a chaotic musical adventure like no ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Much Ado About Nothing, a light-hearted tale of love and mischief, is one of William Shakespeare’s best loved comedies. Stylised by its stichomythic exchanges between Benedick and Beatrice, the play powerfully represents the struggles of love in a society where marriage is revered – a theme that resonates as much today ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Much Ado ABout Nothing at The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Director: Douglas Rintoul Musical Director: Julian Littman Reviewer: Michael Gray   Celebrations at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch. as Shakespeare is celebrated, 400 after his death. A new Artistic Director [Douglas Rintoul] is welcomed to the Billet Lane theatre, and, put out more flags, World War II is over, and Claudio and his chums come victorious home to start Much ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – The Drayton Arms,London

Writers: William Shakespeare Director: Joanna Freeman Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   One of the strangest things for a modern audience watching Much Ado About Nothing is how easily everyone forgives the lies, slanders and recriminations in order to provide a happy ending. Would a modern Hero really forgive the man who had publicly jilted her and called her wanton in front ...

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The Sun and the Moon: Shakespeare’s Lovers – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Melissa Barrett Music: David Johnson Director: Sun &Moon Theatre Reviewer: Lucy Corley Armed with only a rail of costumes, a guitar and a single chair, two-person company Sun &Moon Theatre have set themselves the challenge of performing iconic scenes from nine Shakespeare plays in an hour-long tour through the various shades and forms in which the ...

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Love’s Labours Won: RSC Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Love’s Labour’s Won or Much Ado about Nothing, is a tale of two pairs of lovers, one pair maligned and the other pushed together by friends. Claudio (Tunji Kasim) in love with Hero (Flora Spencer-Longhurst), rejects her at the altar, accusing her of infidelity, having been duped into believing it. While ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost: RSC Live Broadcast – Gala Theatre, Durham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Reality versus fantasy, love, desire, reckoning and rationalization. These are themes in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Ferdinand King of Navarre (Sam Alexander) and his three companions, Berowne (Edward Bennett), Dumaine (Tunji Kasim) and Longaville (William Belchambers) vow to forsake the company of women for three years in order to study and fast. ...

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