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A comedy by William Shakespeare

On-stage at the Duchess Theatre, Chatsworth Centre, West Gate, Long Eaton
Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd November 2014

7.30pm

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy, and a love story. Count Benedick has returned from war, and openly spars with Beatrice, the cousin of Hero. They are suited to one another, but neither will admit it, and both swear to never marry. Hero's father Leonato, among others, plots to get the two together.


Young Count Claudio has also returned from the war, and meets the lovely Hero. He asks her to marry him, and she consents. On the night before the wedding, the devious Don John tricks Claudio into believing that Hero has cheated on him, and he humiliates her at the altar. Her father tells Claudio that she has died from grief a few days later.

Claudio is told he must marry a cousin of Hero's to make amends for the wrong he did to Hero. When he reaches the altar, he marries the girl without seeing her face. When he lifts her veil, he finds that he has actually married his beloved Hero. Beatrice and Benedick talk to one another, egged on by their friends, and also confess their love to one another.

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Cast
Paul Norris Benedick
Paul Norris
Lizzie O'Hara Beatrice
Lizzie O'Hara
Mike Evans Don Pedro
Mike Evans
           
Donna Chinn  Hero
Donna Chinn
Adam Richmond  Claudio
Adam Richmond
David Wilson Don John
David Wilson
           
 Janice Azeb Margaret
Janice Azeb
Liz Turner Ursula
Liz Turner
Stuart Round Leonato
Stuart Round
           
Bob Baron Antonio
Bob Baron
Peter Renton Dogberry
Pete Renton
Mina Machin Verges
Mina Machin
           
Celia Billau  Balthasar
Celia Billau
Gary Peake Barachio
Gary Peake
Clare Toska Conrad
Clare Toska
           
Diana Edwards Friar Francis
Diana Edwards
Janet Lomas Sexton
Janet Lomas
Celia Billau The Watch 1
Celia Billau
           
Lyn Jones The Watch 2
Lyn Jones
Martin Holtom Director
Martin Holtom

 
           
     

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