Are you feeling the nip in the air? Fend off autumn with some salsa-and-sun-infused Shakespeare fun as you hit the dance floor with Much Ado‘s Ben and Bea in Summer Light Theatre take on the bard’s classic comedy, coming to London’s Drayton Arms Theatre from 25 September 2018. Flick through our picture-postcard production shots gallery – and then get booking!
After an extensive tour, 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.
You will laugh; you may cry; you will certainly want to dance – so why not see out the summer in style?
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!