My all-time favourite Shakespeare play. Which is saying something because I am a huge fan of the Bard and could happly go see another one each day wihout getting bored. But this play has it all – banter, romance, a wedding, a death (almost), intrigue, suspense, a fool, lots of laughter…

My parents are friends of Creation, an open-air threatre company based in Oxford and try and see as many of their performances as possible, most of which are Shakespeare plays.

Jen and I tagged along with them to see Much Ado a few weeks ago. As we sat in the front row waiting for the start, mum flicked through the program to read the synopsis to which our reponse was (as we grabbed it out her hands), “Forget the story, mum, skip to the photos, are there any cute actors?!” Love that we have such good priorities :)

It was good. The guy playing Benedick was HILARIOUS. Almost better than Kenneth Branagh in the film version. And the guy playing Claudio was suitably gorgeous. The girls were fine, Hero a bit wimpy maybe. And Leonato was a bit stilted. But I LOVED the depiction of Dogberry who had Jen and I crying with laughter.

Oh I wish there were more English plays in Brussels…

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