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9 July 2015 - Blue Apple's Much Ado Returns to Winchester

A photo taken during the recent tour of Blue Apple Theatre's production of Much Ado About NothingClaudio and Hero are in love and marriage is on the cards. However, there are those who are plotting to stop it. Beatrice and Benedick, meanwhile, can’t stand all that love stuff anyway.

Be prepared for lies, trickery, deception, misunderstanding, matchmaking, parental meddling and general chaos. All richly blended together with love, wit and humour.

Much Ado About Nothing’s mix of romance, borderline slapstick, verbal comedy, soaps and melodrama makes it a timeless piece of theatre that’s especially relevant to audiences new to Shakespeare.

Following their successful tour of Hamlet which was featured in the award winning documentary Growing Up Downs; Blue Apple returns with a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Adapted specially for the company, Much Ado develops our reputation as a leader in theatre performance for actors with learning disabilities by tackling Shakespeare in unexpected, exciting and accessible new ways.

Working on professional mainstream stages, Blue Apple performs quality, powerful and thought-provoking theatre that attracts both mainstream and inclusive audiences.

Thursday 9, Friday 10, Saturday 11 July 7.30pm

Theatre Royal Winchester

Tickets: £15 / Concessions £11 / Friends £9.50 / Schools & Groups £8.50

Plus transaction fee

Tel: 01962 840440 / theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

A triumph for the cast and all involved in this life enhancing project.
The Times

An extraordinary triumph.
The Stage

























Dropped jaw, curled lip, words

pulled and pushed out and swallowed,

vocal rollercoaster ridden by

eyes waiting for the cue,

in a queue, much ado.


I did wonder whether

that was it – a queue of turns

at words, unlinked, save

one followed another;

the wrong view, I soon knew.


Early lesson, got used to

their inner fight to

hook the fish, pull up the line

adorned with a phrase after

waiting long, deep deliberations.

Bright eyes, bold eyes, shone

right through, watched them, heard them,

clear as bells, green, grey,

May blue bells, telling all, calling

please watch me, please hear me.


Yes, watch me kiss her before you all,

see the other me, an actor, making

you believe an old story, a love story,

lips like your lips, sugar-tipped;

she’ll remember my story lips.

And we’ll reach the end,

nearly there, nearly time, to bow low,

blow more kisses to the crowd;

why don’t they stop, so loud,

so shaken, so moved, oh so


proud of us, the fuss and

the clapping, still clapping for us;

must skip a jig next time, next

time we dance off, can we

dance upon our Downs tomorrow?


© Peter Taylor 2015

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service awarded to Blue Apple Theatre in 2012

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