Sunday, July 19, 2015

Globe Much Ado in Fulham Palace

Cast of Much Ado in Fulham Palace Garden
To the Walled Garden of Fulham Palace to see the Globe touring company of Much Ado About Nothing. This is a tour like my friend Janie's and after the Minack (Sept 16-20) it will tour South America.

The cast of eight led to some interesting doublings (Hero/Conrade and Leonato/Ursula) but it was a joyful and inspiring production of what is probably my favourite play.

Christopher Harper was a very impressive Benedick who caught the character excellently, and Robert Pickavance also shone as Leonato. Joanne Howarth was excellent as Margaret, Borachio and Friar Francis. The music composed by John Barber (a pupil of Birtwhistle's) was designed to be played and sung by the company - including a trombone and trumpet!

Don't have time to blog more but catch it if you can!

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