Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
28th Sept - 1st Oct 2021 at 7:30pm
St Michael’s Church, Alphington, Exeter
Directed by Ian Guy and Alice Purcell
Returning from the crusades Count Claudio falls in love with Hero the daughter of Leonato, the Governor of Messina.
His friend Benedick continues an ongoing battle of wits and wills with Beatrice, Leonato’s niece while Don John plots mayhem and confusion.
There are accusations, a death, a wedding surprise and the aimless antics of Messina’s night watchmen. What more could you ask for?
With a combination of fresh new faces, old hands and one returning ex member we put our own, very special, slant on Shakespeare with comedy, music, singing, maybe a dance or two and a few hidden extras to keep you entertained!
|Benedick, a Lord of Padua, companion to Don Pedro||Sam Lew|
|Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon||Peter Burnett|
|Don John, half brother of Don Pedro||Kyle Carter|
|Claudio, a Count and friend to Benedick||Stephen Proud|
|Leonato, governor of Messina, father of Hero||Andy Smith|
|Antonia, wife to Leonato||Melanie Hopton|
|Borachio, follower of Don John||Miles Clayton-Foster|
|Conrade, follower of Don John||Eliot Vosper|
|Beatrice, niece to Leonato||Helen Evans|
|Hero, daughter of Leonato||Olivia Parker|
|Margaret, waiting woman to Hero||Tara Studholme Lyons|
|Ursula, waiting woman to Hero||Kaitlin Nixson|
|Balthasar, musician to Leonato||Roger Mathewson|
|Messenger & Boy, son to Leonato||Eddie Bellamy-Cooper|
|Dogberry, the Constable of the watch||Jordan Burston|
|Verges, the Headborough||Richard Eagle|
|Friar Francis, a priest||Robin Thwaytes|
|The Sexton, a judge||Natasha Zoutenbier|
|First Watchman||Lynda Anning|
|Second Watchman||Ellie Lynas|
|Third Watchman||Doug Thomson|