Much Ado About Nothing

08 March 2018


On Tuesday 6 March, the 5th Form visited The Globe Theatre to see a fast-paced 90-minute long production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".

The production was part of the theatres “Playing Shakespeare” programme, a partnership with Deutsche Bank, which is part of The Globe's global youth engagement programme "Born to Run" that aims to unlock the potential of the next generation.

This production retained the original Shakespearean text, yet brought it into the modern era with the use of mobile phones and contemporary costume. "Much Ado About Nothing" is a bit of a misleading title. Shakespeare's play grapples with a variety of things: gender, friendship, banter, trickery, hypocrisy, and even the nature of evil. The themes and issues raised in Shakespeare's plays are as relevant now as they were 400 years ago and it was a brilliant opportunity for our boys to see this and experience the craft of such talented actors.

"It was a great adaptation of the play for the modern day. I couldn't take my eyes away from the stage" Arthur G

"Walking into The Globe was like walking back in time and I was able to imagine what it might have been like for a Shakespearean audience" Sebastian L

Jo Duncan


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