Much Ado About Nothing – Mappa MundiSeptember 15, 2011
“After the critical and popular successes of their most recent touring productions – Dangerous Liaisons (2010), She Stoops To Conquer (2009) and The Importance Of Being Earnest (2008) – we are delighted to announce that Mappa Mundi – one of Wales’ most dynamic and popular theatre companies – return to Shakespeare for the first time since 2005.
Their next production, which will tour Wales and England in the autumn of 2011, will be Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Shakespeare’s popular comedy tells of two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a “merry war”; they both talk a mile a minute and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage, and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another.
Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar. However, Dogberry, a Constable who is a master of malapropisms, discovers—unbeknownst to himself—the evil trickery of the villain Don John.
With an eight strong cast this is perfect material for Mappa Mundi’s unmistakable theatrical style.”