Much Ado About Nothing HQ-118.jpg

Much A Do About Nothing

29th July - 23rd August 2014
Lion & Unicorn Theatre

Written by: William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by: Ross McGregor

Produced by: Simon James Collier

Movement Director: Will Pinchin
Assistant Director / Production Manager: Kayleigh Hawkins

Dance Choreographer for "Rumour Has It": Omar Okai

Stage Manager: Pip Brewer

Lighting Design: Michael Edwards

Associate Producer: Michael Batten

Fight Arranger: Robert Myles

Production Photography: Davor Tovarlaza

Most Awesome Assistant: Isabella Gracias


CAST

Darren Benedict as Conrade
Ben Bradford as Don Pedro

Laura Cooper as Verges & Margaret

Hannah Ellis as Beatrice

Gareth Kearns as Leonato

Ben Kerfoot as Claudio

Chrissy Kett as Dogberry & Friar

Remy Moynes as Hero

Christopher Neels

 
Much Ado About Nothing HQ-35.jpg
Much Ado About Nothing HQ-13.jpg
Much Ado About Nothing HQ-67.jpg
Much Ado About Nothing HQ-118.jpg
Facebook - Untitled
Facebook - Untitled
Facebook - Untitled
Facebook - Untitled
Facebook - Untitled
Facebook - Untitled
Facebook - Untitled
Facebook - Untitled
1602074_1446061045680758_433486557107496273_o.jpg
1795345_1446062172347312_166710954743542838_o.jpg
10285518_1446054825681380_5364812175313758945_o.jpg
10353404_1446061695680693_3202430398533309141_o.jpg
10329754_1446062739013922_8061917526658811194_o.jpg
10333707_1446060935680769_2750669196312993533_o.jpg
10551671_1446062535680609_8749900157149353588_o.jpg
10528376_1446054749014721_9194202485672456834_o.jpg
10557000_10152658641049714_7120533035079927261_o.jpg
10498516_1446055815681281_4224803634746302736_o.jpg
10498500_1446061112347418_2938376097739137031_o.jpg
10511444_1446056049014591_3054553456959299767_o.jpg
10536401_1446053845681478_4087955583278259651_o.jpg
Gareth Kearns as Leonato
10443185_10152658641239714_171314335516477934_o.jpg
52166_10152658523949714_4876375149590646328_o.jpg
10495006_1446061822347347_2614922050313702624_o.jpg
10476354_10152658618154714_6195090881160904474_o.jpg
 
10629257_1461541304132732_3107882515640149856_o.jpg

reviews

 

whatsonstage - 5 stars

"This exuberant production squeezes every ounce of comedy from Shakespeare's play about the irresistible power of love, and discovers new laughs you never knew were there.... The cast are all bursting with infectious energy and set out their stall with a very contemporary opening... The jousting of wits between Beatrice and Benedick is superbly done.


"Christopher Neels is a force of nature as Benedick – like an adorable but untrainable puppy, he rollocks energetically through life making a joke of everything....Neels' physical comedy is completely without compromise, and he fills the space with his warmth and zest....


"Director Ross McGregor is clearly overflowing with ideas, and with this mightily talented cast and production team behind him, has created a show that gives full measure to the manifest cruelty shown to Hero, but succeeds in its aim to entertain wholeheartedly."

  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Jane Martin, WHATSONSTAGE

remote goat - 4 stars

"Simon James Collier’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing”, directed and adapted by Ross McGregor, at the Lion and Unicorn in Kentish Town is certainly not a generic production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.  At the start the entire cast mime to a rap song while we see the sometime lovers Beatrice (Hannah Ellis) and Benedick (Christopher Neels) embrace, lock limbs and then angrily break up.  Other changes include eliminating the role of Don John and giving his lines to Don Pedro (Ben Bradford), who is secretly having an affair with his manservant Conrade (Darren Bendict).

"In the first half of the play these changes in balance work spectacularly well. Most productions tend to underplay the Beatrice/Benedick relationship.  However, in this case the posturing of the two lovers, who are too proud to admit their feeling for each other, is exploited for full comic effect. The two ‘discovery’ scenes alone are masterclasses in physical comedy that are alone worth the price of admission. Bradford also stands out, manipulating Ben Kerfoot’s Claudio into distrusting his feelings for Hero, played by the charming Remy Moynes.

"Despite the controversial interpretation of the Claudio/Hero relationship, this is a strong, imaginative production that everyone should make an effort to see. Indeed, it is one of the best Fringe productions of the year so far."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Matthew Partridge, REMOTEGOAT

Arrows & Traps Theatre

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

©2020 by ARROWS & TRAPS THEATRE COMPANY LTD |  Registered in England: 12238357