When: 9th July – 1st September 2018
Where: Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and London
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the venue (£20 – £45)
What is it?
This summer, Antic Disposition will be taking their unique production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on the road to some unusual and beautiful historic locations across the UK.
From Monday 9th July to Saturday 1st September the play will be visiting Ely Cathedral, Peterborough Cathedral, Southwell Minster, Beverley Minster, Wakefield Cathedral, Ripon Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral and London’s Gray’s Inn Hall. London’s historic Gray’s Inn Hall is one of the few remaining original Shakespearean venues, having hosted the first recorded performance of The Comedy of Errors in 1594.
Combining the verbal fireworks of Shakespeare’s wittiest play with sharp physical comedy, Antic Disposition’s Much Ado About Nothing is set in a sun-drenched French village, celebrating the new peace of 1945. Directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero, the production draws its inspiration from the beloved films of French comic genius Jacques Tati (Jour de fête; Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot; Mon Oncle), and set to a score of live music and songs of the period.
Much Ado About Nothing performance dates are:
9th – 10th July at Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
11th July at Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
13th – 14th July at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire
16th – 17th July at Beverley Minster, East Yorkshire
19th July at Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire
20th – 21st July at Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire
23rd – 24th July at Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire
17th August – 1st September at Gray’s Inn Hall, London
Antic Disposition is an award-winning theatre company, founded by director Ben Horslen and director/designer John Risebero, best known for presenting innovative and visually striking productions of classic plays and stories in spectacular historic buildings.
Recent productions include The Comedy of Errors in Gray’s Inn Hall; Richard III and Romeo and Juliet in Temple Church; A Christmas Carol in Middle Temple Hall; and Henry V, which recently toured many of the UK’s finest cathedrals marking the centenary of the First World War and Shakespeare400.
More info: www.anticdisposition.co.uk