Much Ado About Nothing
26 July - 15 September 2012, The Courtyard Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon is having an Indian summer..
The warmth, colour and spirit of India comes to the re-opened Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from 26 July with a vibrant new version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.
Iqbal Khan directs actress, writer and comedienne Meera Syal and Paul Bhattacharjee as scornful and independent singletons Beatrice and Benedick in this funny and vivacious tale of romance and deceit. Meera is well known for her writing and television work including the novel Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee and writing and performing in the series Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No. 42.
Director Iqbal Khan will be bringing the vitality of India to The Courtyard Theatre, inside and outside the theatre, working with RSC Associate Designer Tom Piper. Iqbal has directed productions at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and the National Theatre and his most recent credits include Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass at the Tricycle Theatre and West End in 2011. Tom Piper is the RSC Associate Designer and has worked on RSC productions including Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It and Michael Boyd’s Histories cycle.
Much Ado About Nothing is part of the World Shakespeare Festival which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival. Join in the buzz and liveliness of the Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon this summer with a variety of productions, international visitors and FREE events.
Come and join us and be part of the joy, vitality and spirit of an Indian summer.
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