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Days of Significance

Synopsis
Mixed video recording (3 cameras) of Roy Williams’ play commissioned by the RSC for the Complete Works Festival. Two young soldiers join their friends for a drunken night out before they leave for active service in Iraq. Their complex love lives and mortal fears directly impact on their tour of duty. Williams uses the plot of Much Ado About Nothing as a springboard to examine the naive, adolescent and often racist values that many young British soldiers have exported to Iraq.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
18 Jan 2007
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Maria Aberg
Writer
Roy Williams
Production Design
Lizzie Clachan
Cast
Beverly RuddClare
Claire-Louise CordwellHannah
Craig GallivanJamie
Danny DaltonTony
Danny DaltonSean
James ClydeLenny
Jamie DavisBen
Lorraine StanleyGail
Luke NorrisDan
Mark TheodoreBouncer
Mark TheodoreBrooker
Mark TheodoreBrookes
Pippa NixonTrish
Ricky ChampVince
Ricky ChampDarren
Robin LawrenceDrunken man
Simon HarrisonSteve
Venetia CampbellDonna

Additional Details

Theatre
Tricycle Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)
Related items
Front Row [03/01/2007]

Notes

Notes
The production was also videotaped by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan Theatre 18 January 2007. This performance is catalogued separately.
History
The production played at the Swan Theatre 10-20 January 2007 and 15-16 February 2007 at Davidson College, North Carolina, USA.

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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