|Cast of Much Ado in Fulham Palace Garden|
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!