Monday 20th - Saturday 25th August   2:55pm   TheSpace Niddry Street (V9) Lower Theatre  Tickets: £10/£8

Monday 20th - Saturday 25th August 

2:55pm 

TheSpace Niddry Street (V9) Lower Theatre

Tickets: £10/£8

On its 10th anniversary, the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company is thrilled to present its fringe debut: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

Shakespeare’s iconic comedy is turned on its head in a fresh, fiery update that transports the action to the idyllic but troubled streets of early 1980s Sicily.

When Don Pedro of Messina pays a visit to Leonato’s bar on his rounds, four restless youths are thrown together for a fraught weekend of revelry and romance. As the summer draws on and festivities heat up, the violence that has engulfed Palermo seeps into the budding relationships, threatening to tear them apart. In a culture that demands silence, it only takes one rumour to start a riot.

The Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company build on their reputation for innovation with a gutsy adaptation that brings the Bard’s original Sicilian setting in touch with recent debates about power and who wields it. Between humour and heartbreak sits an uncomfortable question: how much have things really changed?

Tickets: 

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/much-ado-about-nothing-1


Cast

Benedick - Jacob Baird

Beatrice - Rosie Hart

Claudio - Douglas Clark

Hero - Holly Marsden

Leonato/Ensemble - James Strahan

Don Pedro/Ensemble - Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller

Don John/Ensemble - Lizzie Lewis

Borachio/Ensemble - Francesca Sellors

Margaret/Ensemble - Camilla McMoody

Production Team

Creative Director – Joe Christie

Co-Directors – Tilly Botsford and Grace Dickson

Producer – Jennifer Jones

Productions Manager – Olivia Rudd

Costume Manager – Georgie Carey and Leah Bradbury

Set Manager – Iona Tangri

Technical Manager – Elissa Webb

Publicity - Mihaela Bodlovich

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