Theatre Event

Much Ado About Som'at

RumDoxy Theatre presents

Much Ado About Som'at

by William Shakespeare

7 & 8 Feb in the Studio at 7.45

Anticipated running time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change

A revival of one of RumDoxy's most popular performances yet; a revitalised production of Much Ado About Som'at.
This piece is a four-hand, all-female production which challenges the conventions of multi-role performance and is not only blasted into a world inspired by the eighties, but holds an exciting twist to the end of one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies.

This has to be one of the most enjoyable shows I have ever seen – so good I went to see it twice!

Four very talented young ladies from the Rumdoxy Theatre, a travelling Theatre group who are based in Wiltshire, brought the Bard to life in a most unexpected way — an abridged play but with 1980’s music, costume, dance, much humour and some wonderful characterisations. I still smile when remembering Benedikt, played with a north country accent and dour determination “not t’ fall in love” who of course ends up doing just that!

To start with it’s a bit incongruous to hear Shakespeare's beautiful words from someone in 1980’s fashion and the language, not easy to understand over five centuries later, makes you concentrate. Yes it’s harder work for the brain but what a reward is in store!

Jo Hopkins, Emma Hopkins, Olivia Hodges and Sally Hillier swop roles, literally at the drop of a hat, each playing young men when needed and capturing the mannerisms in a really clever and amusing way with minimum props.

Well done to Adrian Harris and Brassworks Theatre for bringing Rumdoxy and Much Ado About Som’at to us in Bristol, I know Rumdoxy are working on other “Shakespeare On a Shoestring” productions and I hope they are able to return to entertain us at the Brassworks Theatre in the future.

If you admire Shakespeare but perhaps hesitate at a full length classical production this might be just up your street!

Angie Lane - The Forest Edge Magazine

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Ticket Price: £10.50

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