BELL SHAKESPEARE RETURNS WITH THEIR MODERN ADAPTATION OF ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’

Brimming with one-liners and wisecracks, get ready for the rom-com of the year on Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm at Dubbo Regional Theatre.

Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings. Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Bendick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love and loathing of each other.

However Claudio is quickly seduced by envy and this idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates Hero. Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to defend true love—even if they can’t recognise it in themselves.

But will truth and honesty win the day, and does love really conquer all?

Directed by Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans (Julius Caesar) and starring Zindzi Okenyo (Antony and Cleopatra) as Beatrice, this will be a powerful exploration of the struggle for identity and self-knowledge in a male-dominated world. The pursuit of love is framed in a social context that enhances the darker themes in this timeless comic gem.

This production of Much Ado About Nothing is silly, fun, filled with snarky jokes and slapstick comedy. A must-see for ages thirteen and up.

Manager, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, Linda Christof is enthused by the quality of Bell Shakespeare and their productions, and Much Ado About Nothing is no exception.

“This major production company aims to present Shakespeare in a way that is accessible to modern-day audiences whilst still satisfying the traditionalist.  Even though the script is centuries old, the interpretation, set design and costumes are certainly current and will appeal to a broad audience base’.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Ben Shields, says it would be a great opportunity for the public to see a world-famous play in action, right here in Dubbo.

“The fact that people don’t have to travel hundreds of kilometres to watch incredible plays like this shows that Dubbo is a destination of choice for performers,” Clr Shields said.

Tickets are on sale now from drtcc.com.au or the Theatre Box Office on 6801 4378

 

The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (c) Clare Hawley

Image caption: The cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (c) Clare Hawley

Last Edited: 12 Sep 2019

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