The theatre company has confirmed their production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing will tour to seven of England’s cathedrals and London’s historic Gray’s Inn Hall this summer.
Drawing inspiration from the beloved films of French comic genius Jacques Tati (Jour de fête; Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot; Mon Oncle), Antic Disposition’s production of the comedy is set in a sun-drenched French village celebrating the new peace of 1945.
The production will tour to seven ancient cathedrals across England, including Ely, Gloucester, Peterborough, Ripon and Wakefield, as well as Southwell and Beverley Minsters. For its London run, the production will have fifteen performances at Gray’s Inn Hall, which will be transformed into a French village square, including pétanque court, local bar, and the opportunity to watch the story unfold from on-stage café tables.
Talking about the news, directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero said: “One of the many joys of our recent production of Henry V was working with the supremely talented dual-nationality cast of British and French actors. It was an incredibly rewarding process and we all learnt so much from the experience. We are very excited to be approaching our new production of one of Shakespeare’s sunniest comedies in the same spirit of Anglo-French collaboration.”
The tour dates for the production are as follows:
9th – 10th July Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
11th July Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
13th – 14th July Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire
16th – 17th July Beverley Minster, East Yorkshire
19th July Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire
20th – 21st July Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire
23rd – 24th July Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire
17th August – 1 st September Gray’s Inn Hall, London
For more information visit: https://www.anticdisposition.co.uk/much-ado-2018.html