As SummerLight Theatre moves into London’s Drayton Arms Theatre in south Kensington, with a three-week season of their bard-on-the-dancefloor hit Much Ado About Salsa, the company have released a new video discussing fathers and daughters, the power of shame, gender politics and what, if anything, has really changed in the 400+ years since Shakespeare’s original. Time to get booking!
After an extensive tour and success at Camden Fringe, Summer Light Theatre bring their salsa-influenced adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing to London this month. Much Ado About Salsa runs at Drayton Arms Theatre for a strictly limited season from 25 September to 13 October 2018.
Down in sunny Cadiz, young Faith is due to marry Calvin, who adamantly refuses to learn to dance. Roped in by her charismatic father, Leon, to inspire Calvin onto the dancefloor, ex-flames Bea and Ben re-ignite their spiky and passionate association – rather against their wills. But an unexpected turn of events brings darkness to Faith’s wedding day.
Will a once-solid relationship be destroyed forever, or can it be restored through the magic of love and salsa? Joanna O’Connor‘s new version of Much Ado About Nothing brings all the light and shade of Shakespeare’s greatest comedy onto a 21st-century dancefloor.
In the four-strong cast of Much Ado About Salsa, author Joanna O’Connor plays Bea, alongside James Kingdon as Ben, Jennifer Biggs as Faith (Hero in Shakespeare’s original) and James Edwards as Leon.
“Shall we sit and sing about the awfulness of men?
“Will it help?”
Much Ado About Salsa runs from 25 September to 13 October 2018 at the Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0LJ. Performances are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £12 (concessions £10). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!