What’s getting audiences dancing in their seats at Drayton Arms Theatre? We’ve rounded up review highlights, top tweets and vox pops – plus new production shots – for Summer Light Theatre’s ‘charming’ salsa-meets-Shakespeare take on Much Ado About Nothing. Time to get booking!
After touring and success at Camden Fringe, Summer Light Theatre have brought their salsa-influenced adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing to London: Much Ado About Salsa continues at Drayton Arms Theatre for a strictly limited season until 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.
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!