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"This production of Much Ado About Not(h)ing is of an experimental nature, one of which I hope Shakespeare himself would approve.
For several years, I have been struck by the connections I see between the turmoil caused by the events of this play and the evolution of social media.
The more I view this play through a contemporary lens, the more I believe the main theme of this play to be inspired by one alternative title of this play: Much Ado About Noting.
This performance explores what we, as a 21st century society, take most note of: the people and events that occur around us in the 'mortal world', or the 'digital world' that we access through our computer screens or mobile phones."
Joan Don and her half-brother, Pedro Don, have just returned from an eight month deployment in Afghanistan.
Ancient grudge has broken to new mutiny upon the recent death of their father, from whom Joan has been estranged since childhood.
Pedro attempts to build a relationship with Joan by inviting her and his band of brothers from his platoon, Claudio and Benedick, to a party thrown by his godfather, Leonato, along with his daughter Hero, niece Beatrice and sister Ursula.
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London NW8 8EH
Performance days & times
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Joan Nicola Don - Joanna Clarke
Pedro Charles Don - Oliver Franks
Benedick Howland - Gunnar DeYoung
Claudio Parr - Nathan Dale
Leonato Elliott - Drew Paterson
Ursula Levinson - Kate Brown
Beatrice Taylor - Tamsin Lynes
Hero Elliott-Campbell - Robyn Caldwell
Sean Levinson - Leroy McGillan
Borachio Moss - Keanan Cantrell
Margaret Jeffery - Nini Ugulava
Author: William Shakespeare, adapted by Kelly Wilson
Composer: Alex Loveless, Scott Howland
Director: Kelly Wilson
Choreography: Darren Royston
Lighting: Lily Willden
Sound: Lily Willden
Projections: Liz Leemann
Production: Adaptivity Theatre Company