The Oxford Shakespeare Company, acclaimed specialists in open air and site specific theatre, present Much Ado About Nothing at Ashton Court.
Directed by Nicholas Green with original composition by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, the Bard’s well-loved story it transported to 1943 Messina. War is raging as the Italian Resistance defend their lands and their hearts. Will Beatrice and Benedick ever fall in love? Will Claudio and Hero ever marry? Resisting love though is only part of their troubles; Don John and his gang of early Mafiosi, driven by greed and jealousy, seek to undermine the sanctity of blood and the bonds of family.
Meanwhile, the well-meaning antics of the Watch cause an altogether more comic misrule…
Tickets from £15 to £20; bristololdvic.org.uk
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