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Sep 27, 2012

Tim the techie does Much Ado About Nothing


I'd describe the Noel Coward Theatre as simply lovely, not small at all but it did feel sort of cosy, maybe it was just the comfortable seating and great view that I had from the centre of the stalls.

 

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Posted by: urvashi

I'd describe the Noel Coward Theatre as simple lovely, not small at all but it did feel sort of cosy, maybe it was just the comfortable seating and great view that I had from the centre of the stalls.

The production was given a modern Indian setting, unusual I thought,
but, although I can't quite put my finger on it, I think it really did add some lightness to the story and extra sharpness to the personal interactions, particularly involving Beatrice. The theme was brought out nicely with colourful costumes, a fair bit of music, and a detailed little set.

I had not seen nor read the play before, it's a great little story about love and this production was thoroughly captivating. Beatrice, played by Meera Syal, and Benedick, played by Paul Bhattarcharjee, are of course fabulous roles and they leap out as adorable right from the start. Amongst the rest of the wonderful cast, I also liked the enthusiastic Don Pedro, played by Shiv Grewal and, of course, the
endearing Hero, played by Amara Karan.


Tim

Mar 7, 2013
Category:General Shows 
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Sep 27, 2012
Category:Shows 
Posted by: urvashi