Shakespeare comedy in Lancaster

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ONE of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies is played out in a post World War Two setting when it comes to The Dukes from November 10 to 12.

Much Ado About Nothing tells the tale of two pairs of lovers – headstrong Beatrice and proud Benedict, and lovesick Claudio and sweet, naïve Hero.

In this Mappa Mundi/Theatr Mwldan co-production, their stories are told against the background of the end of World War Two as the thoughts of homecoming soldiers turn to love.

Over the past two decades cult Welsh theatre company Mappa Mundi have developed a reputation for gloriously irreverent, populist and accessible adaptations of classic theatrical and literary works.

See The Visitor (01-11-11) for full story.