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A Watermill Ensemble Production


By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Tom Wentworth

Fri 12 Apr 2024 - Sat 18 May 2024

The critically acclaimed Watermill Ensemble sashay into the Golden Age of Hollywood with a glamourous new take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy. 

Set against the backdrop of a bustling film set, passions run high as the drama continues even when the cameras stop rolling. Backstage gossip, bickering on-screen lovers Benedick and Beatrice and an elaborate plot of deception bring mischief and mayhem to the set and the young lovers, the rising star Claudio and the daughter of the studio boss Hero.

Lose yourself in the music and film of this golden era with a 1940s-inspired soundscape, played live by an ensemble cast of actor-musicians.

Performance schedule
Mon – Sat 7.30pm (16 April 7pm)
Thu & Sat 2.30pm (excl. 13 April)

Tickets from £20
Concessions available. 

Book early for the best prices across our performances, ticket prices vary according to demand.