Shakespeare Set for the Square
Square will form the back drop for a special outdoor performance of
William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing this July as part of
the Bedfringe festival.
Much Ado revolves around two
couples; Hero & Claudio are young, in love and looking
forward to their wedding day, Beatrice & Benedick are not
so young, not so “in love” they look forward to sparring and
scoring verbal points at the other’s expense! Throw in a
dastardly villain, some covert match making and a host of
colourful comedy characters and you have everything you need for
Shakespeare in the Garden, by the lake or even on a Bedfringe
stage!! Bring a picnic and enjoy this Great British tradition.
Brought to the town by Bedford Borough
Council’s Corn Exchange the performance will featureBedford based
company No Loss. No Loss is a run by local actor Cally Lawrence, to
produce professional theatre in the county at a price that people
can afford and to collaborate with other local professionals who
are also passionate about the arts.
Director Elizabeth Thomas told us "we are
so looking forward to this season, we have some fantastic new
venues on board, some of which are not often open to the public, so
we hope Bedfordshire audiences will be tempted to come along and
see for themselves why we have chosen them" The majority
of the cast are based in Bedfordshire including Cally Lawrence who
takes on the role of feisty Beatrice, she explains "Beatrice is
one of those roles that has always been on my wish list to play, so
it's brilliant that I get to do it in my home county with fantastic
local actors" Cally was last seen on our screens with David
Mitchell and Robert Webb on Peep Show, but she has also been a
blind date to Ricky Gervais in The Office and a cell mate to Tracey
Barlow in Coronation St.
The production comes to Harpur Square on the
25th July and tickets priced £12 or £10 plus booking fee
can be booked along with other Bedfringe shows in the following
Telephone the box office: 01234
Visit the webpage http://www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk/
Or in person from Number 13, 13 St. Pauls
Doors will open one hour before curtain up and
audiences are advised to bring low back chairs or rugs to sit on,
and to be prepared for all weathers!
This performance will be followed by a range
of events in the outdoor setting of Harpur Square over
25th, 26th and 27th July - this
will include live comedy and live music as part of Bedfringe.