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In 2019, Playbox’s Shakespeare Young Company whisked audiences away to Messina, for a visually stunning production of Much Ado About Nothing.

The Company

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Leonata: Caitlin Jenkins
Antonia: Jessica Clews
Hero: Molly Beadon
Beatrice: Sophia Rowlatt
Margaret: Amber Ahark
Ursula: Rose Agnew
Don Pedro: Sebastian Dibb
Claudio: Will Parsons
Benedick: Sam Bain
Don John: Ben Hepworth
Borachio: Oscar Webster
Conrade: Corin Alford
Dogberry: Jacob White
Verges: Greg Madden
George Seacole: Ed Buckley
Hugh Oatcake: Calum Blackie
Sexton: Liv Cond
Friar Francis: Ruby Riley
First Watchman: Dylan Jones

People of Messina/Members of the Watch

Amelia Travis, Ella Hampson, Reuben Moss, Frankie Minchella

Directed by:

Mary King



Lighting & Sound Design:

Richard Cooper

Tree Designed & Constructed by:

Chris Johns

Lighting & Sound Operators:

Roualeyn Alford & Seth Blackburn

Production dates

Original run: 11th-13th April 2019

This glorious comedy explores the combat of love between Beatrice, Benedick, Hero and Claudio. It was delivered with honesty, quick-wittedness and was, by turns, hilarious and harrowing. This was Shakespeare’s tragi-comedy at it enchanting best, in a production that balanced the elements, discovering the inner heart.