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Act One’s Much Ado in Cardiff this week

February 2, 2015

 

Much Ado About Nothing

YMCA Theatre, Roath – Wed 04 Feb 2015 19:30 – Sat 07 Feb 2015 22:00

Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps!

Harvest time on a post- World War II farming estate sees the return of Don Pedro and his regiment to pick up the remnants left by their requisition posting. Home to Leonato, his beautiful daughter Hero and feisty niece Beatrice, the estate becomes the setting for one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays.

Bursting at the seams with comedy, romance and even conflict, this stylish adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing brings the genius of Shakespeare to the run-down glamour and precarious patriarchy of the late 1940s. Amid laughter and tears, we find hope and despair.

Much Ado About Nothing: a surprisingly modern tale of women fighting for their place in a man’s world.

To purchase tickets follow this link:http://bit.ly/1bqxKxc

Please note non students should create a temporary guest account to purchase tickets.

 

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Much Ado in Cardiff

October 18, 2011

 

18-Oct-11 Coal Exchange, Cardiff, 02920 494917 www.coalexchange.co.uk
19-Oct-11 Coal Exchange, Cardiff, 02920 494917 www.coalexchange.co.uk

“After the critical and popular successes of their most recent touring productions – Dangerous Liaisons (2010), She Stoops To Conquer (2009) andThe 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 latest production, which will tour Wales and England in the autumn of 2011, is Shakespeares’s Much Ado About Nothing. Directing this time is Richard Nichols, with Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones Costume Designer, Carl Davies Set Designer, Peter Knight Musical Compser, and James Smith as Lighting Designer.

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 and 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 a nine strong cast –  including Mappa regulars Lynne Seymour, Liam Tobin, Matthew Bulgo and this time welcoming Nicola Reynolds to the line up,  this is perfect material for Mappa Mundi’s unmistakable theatrical style.”

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Much Ado About Nothing – Mappa Mundi

September 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.”

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They will be in Cardiff at the Coal Exchange on 18-19th October 2011. Find out about more tour dates and information here.

 

 

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Shakespeare performances in or near Cardiff

June 23, 2010

Next month there will be two open air performances of Shakespeare’s plays as part of the Cardiff Festival:

The Tempest at Cardiff Castle 1-2 July

Much Ado About Nothing at the Muesum of Welsh Life 7-17 July

Meanwhile, the Mid Wales Shakespeare Centre is holding a Family Shakespeare Festival on 2-4 July which includes workshops, performances and talks from Germaine Greer and RSC director Tim Carrol.

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