The Faction’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy is sharp, stylish and straightforward – with some sparkling performances. There is no doubting that The Faction’s production of Shakespeare’s best comedy has plenty to make the audience laugh at, but there are occasional moments when it feels more chaotic that can make it difficult to follow.
This summer, Selfridges have joined forces with one of the most exciting emerging young British theatre companies in the UK, The Faction, to celebrate Shakespeare400 with a new staging of Much Ado About Nothing at The reFASHIONed Theatre, a pop-up performance space inside the famous Oxford Street store. It runs from 23 August to 24 September 2016, with a press night on 26 August.
Prepare to witness a performance like no other as The reFASHIONed Theatre opens at Selfridges with Much Ado About Nothing, presented by critically-acclaimed theatre company, The Faction. Open rehearsals in store take place 18 July to 22 August 2016, followed by the show’s run from 23 August to 24 September 2016, with a press night on 26 August.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s hugely acclaimed 2014 pairing of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love’s Labour’s Won) arrives in London this Christmas, following runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and Manchester Opera House. From 9 December 2016 to 18 March 2017, Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon will delight audiences at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Christopher Luscombe’s elegant, effervescent productions.
The Royal Shakespeare Company transfers two shows to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket – Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing – and four more to the Barbican – The Alchemist, Doctor Faustus, Cymbeline and King Lear – in 2016.
✭✭✭✩✩ Mixed success:
Arkle’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Royal Scots Club overcomes a less than well thought-out central concept to deliver a solid, enjoyable production.