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A Muddle In Messina

A Muddle In Messina

A Muddle In Messina

A Muddle In Messina

‘A Muddle in Messina’
A New Adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Written by Sophia Hatfield
Directed by Sarah Richardson
Designed by Lis Evans
Original Music by Rebekah Hughes
A Filament Project in association with Stute Theatre and Northern Broadsides
We are also grateful for support from the New Vic Theatre

It is the end of World War Two and the soldiers are returning home. Avant-garde bard Balthasar is eager to join the celebrations, but his band mates, Beatrice and Benedick, are not getting on. Can Balthasar devise a plan to reunite the divided pair, or will his dreams of the band playing be spoilt by their arguments?

‘A Muddle in Messina’ is a brand new storytelling show, created by Filament Projects and Stute Theatre, in association with world-renowned theatre company Northern Broadsides. Suitable for children aged 4-11, this entertaining introduction brings ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ to life for young and family audiences.

This performance lasts around 45 minutes. Join us after the performance for a Q and A or stay and play session with the company, and an opportunity to explore the interactive map of Messina further. This performance is part of a wider education and outreach project in collaboration with OohAar and supported by Arts Council England.

Explore the interactive map of Messina by downloading the Much Ado About Nothing App for free on Apple or Android smartphones and tablets.

Explore Shakespeare’s language through wonderful storytelling, live music and a fun digital map!

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'A Muddle In Messina' Photos by Jennie Harper Photography

'A Muddle In Messina' Photos by Jennie Harper Photography