Much Ado about Nothing is "all mirth and no matter"; a romantic comedy classic. And for a further touch of whimsy we have opted for a setting full of Wild West wackiness, Mexican music and Texas rangers.
The main characters Benedick and Beatrice are the prototype of all love/hate relationship comedies ever written - trading clever insults until being tricked into revealing their true feelings. You can see these characters in any Hollywood rom com, but here they speak in iambic pentameter. But don't worry - the jokes are really clear, and we are sure that Shakespeare would appreciate the sight gags. You don't need to know anything about Shakespeare to enjoy this show.
A cast of sixteen community actors of all ages have been working tirelessly to bring the script to life.
"You can see these characters in any Hollywood rom com, they just speak in iambic pentameter!"
Director Roslyn Johnson is a an experienced drama teacher and has directed many productions in Townsville, Beenleigh and Brisbane.
William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, 1564 to April 23, 1616) was an English playwright, actor and poet widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, a company of theatrical players from roughly 1594. Written records give little indication of the way in which his professional life molded his artistry.
In his 20 years as a playwright, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict. His works, including collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.