SHAKESPEARE’S Much Ado About Nothing will be played out in a post-World War Two setting when it opens at The Dukes today, November 10.
Much Ado About Nothing tells the tale of two pairs of lovers – headstrong Beatrice and proud Benedict, lovesick Claudio and naive Hero.
In this Mappa Mundi/Theatr Mwldan co-production, their stories are told against the background of the end of World War Two, as the thoughts of homecoming soldiers turn to love.
A spokesman for the Dukes said: “After taking on important roles on the Home Front, Britain’s women are rolling up their sleeves to face a fresh battle – the assertion of their role in a previously male-dominated society and one woman in particular is about to embark on her own merry war.”
See the Lancaster Guardian (10-11-11) for full story.