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Much Ado

Synopsis
Feature film based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, written and directed by Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare and Hillary Shakespeare (billed as ‘The Shakespeare Sisters’). This contemporary adaptation sees a local Rugby team descend on Leonato’s home when their bus breaks down. His niece Beatrice is not happy to see that her ex-boyfriend Benedick is one of the players.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2022
Duration
116 mins

Credits

Director
Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare; Hillary Shakespeare
Producer
Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare; Hillary Shakespeare
Cinematographer
Tom van den Broek
Editor
Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare; Hillary Shakespeare
Screenplay
Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare; Hillary Shakespeare
Music
Simon Porter
Cast
Emma Beth JonesBeatrice
Johnny LucasBenedick
Luke HunterClaudio
James McClellandPedro (Don Pedro)
Sean MicallefDogberry
Anya RiversMargaret
Ed FrancisConrade
Harish GoutamFriar Francis
Jack BoalJohn (Don John)
Jack PurkisVerges
Jody LarcombeHero
Joseph EmmsBalthasar
Michael OttesonGeorge Seacole (Watchman 1 (Seacole))
Nils BehlingBorachio
Peter SaracenLeonato
Rory HardistyHugh Otecake (Watchman 2 (Oatcake))
Tani ToluwaUrsula
Toby Wynn-DaviesAntonio

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare

Notes

History
Had its premiere on 1 April 2022 at the Genesis Cinema in London followed by a screening at the Cinequest Film Festival in the USA.

Production Company

Name

Shakespeare Sisters

Web
https://www.shakespeare-sisters.com/ External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

Tanglewood Films

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