Subject: Student touring group returns to ADC Theatre to perform ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing - Credit: Archant

The Cambridge University European Theatre Group is returning to the ADC Theatre, in Cambridge, to perform Much Ado About Nothing.

The company of university students transported its set, lights, actors, and technicians in a coach around Europe performing Shakespeare’s vibrant comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

The group has already performed to sold-out audiences in France, Switzerland and Belgium and will perform at the Cambridge theatre, from January 16-20.

“We have had so much fun taking this show around Europe, and have greatly enjoyed hearing how much our audiences, whether young or old, enjoyed the show,” said tour manager Katherine Ridley.

Adding: “We can’t wait to return home to Cambridge for our home run at the ADC Theatre.”

This year’s show weaves Shakespeare’s wit and intrigue with a carnivalesque spectacle. An impressively clever set, colourful costumes, and upbeat music bring this tale to life for younger audiences, while a darker undercurrent maintains the interest for adults, making this a perfect family outing.

“Our carnivalesque concept came about quite organically,” explained director Geraint Owen.

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“I wanted the show to embrace the frivolity and fun of the post-war celebrations, with the soldiers playing games and tricks on each other now that they had no fighting to do, but the ladies of the household get involved as much as the men do.”

This is the 60th year of the touring group, which was founded in 1957 by a group of students including Trevor Nunn and Sir Derek Jacobi. Since then the tour has continued to produce leading names in British drama including Miriam Margolyes and Stephen Fry.

Tickets are priced from £7-£13 and available from the box office on 01223 300085 or online: www.adctheatre.com.

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