One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies – first performed in 1598 – comes alive at Belmont’s Latvian Centre Theatre this August.
Directed by Joanne Lamont for ARENAarts, Much Ado About Nothing is the story of Messina soldiers returning home from war victorious to reunite with their prospective brides.
The regal Don Pedro and charming Claudio hatch a plot to use gossip, hearsay and rumour to convince their confirmed bachelor friend, wise-cracking Benedick, and the witty firebrand spinster Beatrice to fall in love with each other.
But the malcontent Don Jon uses similar methods for darker purposes, slandering the innocent Hero on her wedding day and leaving her for dead.
Beatrice, Benedick and their friends have to pick up the pieces – and confirm that it really was all much ado about nothing.
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