Play next week 11- 15th November in Coppet
On the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, GEDS (the Geneva English Drama Society) will present “Much Ado About Nothing”, one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. It contains some of the Bard’s most sparkling dialogue between Beatrice and Benedick and two hours of love, jealousy and treachery. In true Shakespearean style, love triumphs in the end, while villainy is punished.
Leonato, a kindly, respectable nobleman, lives in the idyllic Italian town of Messina and shares his house with his lovely young daughter, Hero, and his playful, clever niece, Beatrice. As the play begins, Leonato prepares to welcome some friends home from a war. The friends include Don Pedro, a prince who is a close friend of Leonato, and two fellow soldiers: Claudio, a well-respected young nobleman, and Benedick, a clever man who constantly makes witty jokes, often at the expense of his friends.
GEDS is privileged to have Ben Crystal, an actor, author, director and educator of world-renown, as our guest director. He is staging the play using original Elizabethan rehearsal techniques. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I, the production will be set in Switzerland, as troops return from guarding the borders.
For all details/ tickets times and booking see the Theatre in English booking site