Cast and Crew
Director: Chiara Wakely
Assistant Directors: Liv Burton & Kieran Burton
Producer: Imogen Gray
Assistant Producers: Becky Kinge & Fatemah Khan
Stage Manager: Matthew Fox
Assistant Stage Managers: Izzy Everatt, Liam Cain, Candi Bradford, Toria James, Rachel Morris & Elisabeth Neugebauer
Benedict: James Bone
Beatrice: Aurelia Gage
Don Pedro: Luke McDonnell
Leonato: Stef Rasmussen
Claudio: Connor Axiotes
Hero: Sofie-Rose White
Margaret: Charlie Larner
Don John: William Dean
Borrachio: Hannah Cooper
Conrad: Mike Narouei
Dogberry: Joe Maddocks
Balthasar/Sexton/Watch: Ellen Wagstaff
Friar Francis/Messenger/Watch: Jess Elizabeth
"He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man: and he that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, I am not for him."
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, LUTG brings back one of his classic comedies after the society’s five year stint without performing any of his works.
Set in post-war 1950s Italy, young lovers Claudio and Hero are engaged to be married but the devious scheming of a resentful prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, marriage seems impossible for determined bachelors Beatrice and Benedick whose endless witty sparring threatens to leave them both alone. However, their friends are determined to bring them together. Will trickery and lies be enough to induce Beatrice and Benedick into finding the love that they both scorn?