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Much Ado About Nothing

Award winning Red Shift Theatre commissioned Sarah Llewellyn to create music for their modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing which toured the UK 07/08

UK tour Oct 07- April 08

by William Shakespeare
Directed and adapted by Jonathan Holloway
Composer Sarah Llewellyn
Designer William Fricker
Director of Physical comedy Alan Digweed (Tweedy)
Assistant Director Natasha Pryce
Cast Nigel Francis, Dean Leply, Fleur Medi Owen, Chris Porter, Rebecca Pownall and Simon Spencer-Hyde

A modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing set in war torn nineties Sarajevo.

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Reviews

  • “The best version of this song that I’ve ever heard”

    ‘The music itself ranges from modern rock and pop played on a radio through to the haunting compositions of composer Sarah Llewellyn, hummed, sung and played live by the multi-talented cast, as well as used as background to the action. In a stroke of genius the well-known ‘Sigh no more, ladies’ traditionally sung by Balthasar is turned by Hero into a modern club anthem, focusing on a chorus of ‘Hey nonny, nonny’ and including the whole cast in a line-dance. The best version of this song that I’ve ever heard, it is worthy of any current song-and-dance pop-group and would surely hit the heights if released as a single.’
    Wendy Attwell for the Shakespeare Revue Oct 19th ’07