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MAPPA MUNDI PRESENT

Matinee: 9 November 1.30pm War is over and the thoughts of homecoming soldiers turn to love. However, as conflict on the home front ends, Britain’s women are rolling up their sleeves to face a fresh battle - the assertion of their new role in a previously male dominated society. One woman in particular is about to embark on her own merry war… Shakespeare’s popular comedy tells of two pairs of lovers. Headstrong Beatrice and proud Benedick live in staunch denial of their true feelings for each other, whilst lovesick Claudio and sweet, naive Hero are head over heels with devotion. But the path of true love never runs smooth, and with foul play and mischief afoot at the hands of devious villain Don John, this classic play promises plenty of scope for Mappa Mundi’s unmistakable style. Over the past two decades cult Welsh theatre company Mappa Mundi have built a reputation for gloriously irreverent, populist and accessible adaptations of classic theatrical and literary works. Supported by the Welsh Assembly Government and the Arts Council of Wales through the National Performing Arts Touring scheme. SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES RUNNING TIME: 125 MINS APPROX INCLUDING INTERVAL MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: RAISING ATTAINMENT FOR THE A2 DRAMA WRITTEN EXAM A special screening aimed at year 13 (Edexcel Unit 4 theatre in context). Comprises pre and post-show resource materials and a 30 minute seminar to unpick the written requirements of the A2 exam syllabus.