October 10th, 14-17th & 21st-24th // 2:30 & 7:30 // £14/£12
Exploding Whale return with their snappy 5***** revival of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Directed by Ellie Morris, Member of the Olivier Award winning Mischief Theatre.
This abridged modern twist on one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies was a sell-out hit in 2015. Packed full of laughs, life and love, Exploding Whale's adaptation is completely accessible to all audiences - whether it's your 1st Shakespeare show or you 100th.
About The Show
The setting has been moved from Shakespeare's Messina to the world of a contemporary office, combining social comedy with all the sexual tensions generated by the unavoidable proximity of the environment and the impossibility of privacy.
Young lovers Claudio and Hero, have their upcoming marriage jeopardised by the schemes of a jealous and manipulative executive, Don John. Meanwhile the apparently cynical and detached pair of sparring-partners Beatrice and Benedick, bicker hilariously back and forth, disguising their unrealised love for each other behind a facade of lightning-quick banter.
As stock taking looms and the workload becomes increasingly heavy, everyone is desperate for an excuse to release the stress and tension. A wedding would be ideal but will one ever happen?
RUN TIME APPROX: 90mins (+ Interval)
AUDIENCE GUIDANCE: 12+ (Sexual References)