Local theatre company Drama Impact will be following up last year’s well-received tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with an open-air production of Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing.
The tour will take in some ten venues including ‘Keats house’, Hampstead; St Paul’s Walden Bury; Charlton House, Greenwich; The Orchard Tea Rooms, Cambridge and the RSC at Stratford to name a few.
They are excited to be ending the tour in their hometown of Tring at the Memorial Gardens for a matinee performance on Sunday 4 August, arranged in collaboration with the Friends of the Garden and Dacorum Borough Council. The Royal British Legion will be their designated charity for the event. This is the first event of its kind to be held in the Memorial Gardens. The show is preceded with a Director’s talk on the play and an exciting fun interactive session inviting members of the audience onstage to try on costumes and speak a few of the playwright’s famous lines.
Much Ado About Nothing sees Don Pedro’s men returned from the wars and invited to stay at least a month at Signior Leonato’s house and hopefully events may detain them longer. Thereafter passionate tales of young and mature love, battling wits and two explosive sub-plots take place in a compelling and witty drama suitable for all the family.
Drama Impact delivers powerful public theatre performances and high-impact workshops into secondary and further education. The Company was set up in 2014 by Artistic Director and Actor David Houston. The Company also works closely with The Prince’s Teaching Institute in London, providing training for secondary teachers to engage students with drama texts. They have a reputation for excellence in entertainment and for helping make Shakespeare and other plays accessible to all ages and ability levels.
For full details of the tour and tickets, visit the website.