“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”

Our final play reading of this winter will be Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare.

This is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Sharp-talking wits, the confirmed bachelor Benedick and the free-spirited Beatrice, are tricked by friends into believing that each loves the other – and find out that in fact they do. Meanwhile in a much more malicious trick perpetrated by the bitter Don John, the naive and jealous Claudio is led to think that his innocent young bride-to-be Hero has been unfaithful. All is resolved thanks in large part to the wonderfully inept constable Dogberry.

For a concise and witty summary of the play, see https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/shakespedia/shakespeares-plays/much-ado-about-nothing/

We’ll be reading the Folger Digital Text which you can download for free from https://shakespeare.folger.edu/shakespeares-works/much-ado-about-nothing/

A warm welcome awaits you at The Swallow Theatre.

These enjoyable play reading afternoons are great for anyone who wants to join in reading a script, reading different character parts and learn a little about the background to the play.

No experience necessary

Tea and coffee provided

Admission Free

(Suggested donation towards costs £3)

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