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We’ve been in the paper – A lot!

During the start of this season we were contacted by quite a few news outlets regarding Shakespeare in the Beer Garden.  Our director was interviewed by The Left Lion:   (Link to the online article here: https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2018/july/much-ado-about-theatre/ ) We were featured… Read more

Is this a dagger I see before me?

“Is this a dagger I see before me? Macbeth, thought to be written in around 1606, is one of the most well-known and darkest of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Consisting of 5 acts, 21 scenes and 17121 words, it is actually one… Read more

Women in Business Awards

Women in Business Awards Something exciting has been happening in the Much Ado world this Autumn and I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you all about it! The Nottingham Post newspaper hold an event every year to celebrate… Read more

Romeo & Juliet comes to a close 

Romeo & Juliet comes to a close As our Autumn term production of Romeo & Juliet draws to a close, I wanted to note some of the best and more challenging things that we experienced this term. Stage Combat When picking… Read more

#ABeerWithTheBard is nearly over!

#ABeerWithTheBard is nearly over! With only two more performances to go, Shakespeare in the Beer Garden is nearly over for this year. The good news is that we already have a waiting list for next year! If you missed out… Read more

The Great Get Together 

The Great Get Together About a month ago the Much Ado team were approached by an organiser for Nottingham’s ‘Great Get Together’ – a nation wide celebration of Jo Cox and her belief that we all have more in common… Read more

Shakespeare in the Beer Garden

Shakespeare in the Beer Garden During the summer we like to keep ourselves busy – this summer we will be hosting a summer season of ‘Shakespeare in the Beer Garden’ – a 90 minute rendition of A Midsummer Nights Dream… Read more

Why live theatre = exam success

Why live theatre = exam success Plays were written to be performed, and if they’re only read, many nuances can and will be missed. Shakespeare in particular uses many different language techniques to emphasise status in characters. For example, Juliet,… Read more

Shakespeare in modern storytelling Shakespeare’s stories have been told over and over again as a modern story. Many of them you may not even realise are a Shakespeare original! Here are some of the more popular ones: 10 things I… Read more

Answering that all important question – ‘Why?’ 

Answering that all important question – ‘Why?’ As a teacher or parent I’m sure you’ve been asked the all important ‘why’ question more than once. ‘Why do I have to finish my plate?’ ‘Why do I have to do homework?’… Read more