Much Ado Take Two

Following BDA’s acclaimed performance of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Shaw Theatre earlier this month, the cast and crew took to the Dennis Potter Theatre for a final in-house encore on Friday.

The team’s creative adaptation went down just as well a second time as it did the first, with the combination of dance, drama, music and comedy proving as relentlessly entertaining as any show you’re likely to see.

Testament to the initial performance’s excellent reception, an excited audience of staff, parents, students, governors and members of the ARK team filled the auditorium.

We were also lucky enough to host Dom Fitch, the artistic director of the Shakespeare Schools Festival, who said: “The performance was a true celebration of the performing arts... the cast were not a group of students before us, but a company of actors.”

Well done again to every member of the cast and crew, all of whom played a significant part in putting together a fantastic production and delivering it with originality and professionalism.

Special thanks must go to Mr Rowlands-Roberts and the Performing Arts Department for yet another excellent piece of work. We can’t wait for the next.