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Much Ado About Nothing

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Tracey Childs
Performed: Wed 23rd - Sat 26th April 2003 at St. Anne's Hall, Wandsworth

Cast   Crew  

Don Pedro...............................................
Benedick
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Claudio
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Don John
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Borachio
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Conrade
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Leonato
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Friar Francis
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Hero
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Margaret
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Ursula
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Beatrice
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Antonia
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Balthasar
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Dogberry
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Verges
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1st Watchman / Messenger
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2nd Watchman
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Sexton
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Neil Morgan
Mike Ainsworth
Giles Checkley
Mark Stannett
Richard Frampton
James Paterson
Paul Checkley
Tim Sutton
Rachel Jones
Julia Coleman
Orna Joseph
Emma Dhesi
Sara Stickland
Paula Fitzgerald
Eamonn O'Reilly
Andy Pickup
Luke O'Reilly
Susan Jones
Sharron Stubbs

Producer......................................
Stage Manager...........................
Prompt..........................................
Lighting Design..........................
 
 
 
Lighting Operator.......................
Sound Design.............................
 
 
 
Sound Operator..........................
Dance Choreographer..............
Set Design...................................
Set Construction.......................
Costume Co-ordinator..............
Props Co-ordinator....................
Front of House Manager...........
Refreshments Managers.........
 
Publicity Design.........................

Orna Joseph
Sharron Stubbs
Lesley Tulley
Tracey Childs,
Richard Frampton,
Giles Checkley,
Paula Fitzgerald
Deborah Harrison
Mike Ainsworth,
Richard Frampton,
Paula Fitzgerald,
Tracey Childs
Jessica Buchanan
Julia Coleman
Paul Checkley
Cast and Crew
Julia Coleman
Lesley Tulley
Caroline Meer
Sara Stickland,
Mark Stannett
Paul Johnson

Synopsis

This popular comedy was probably written about 1598 and first performed that autumn. The main plot, concerning the love-match of Hero and Claudio, was available to Shakespeare in many forms in contemporary literature (such as Book 2 of Spencer's The Fairie Queene). Unusually for him, he seems to have entirely invented the subplot of Benedick and Beatrice: Shakespeare, like the majority of writers of his day, was accustomed to updating or otherwise adapting existing storylines rather than creating them anew. The play was much in demand by audiences of the day, and received the great accolade of being performed at Court during the festivities for the betrothal of Princess Elizabeth (May 1613).

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