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News article created on 19 July 2013

Much Ado at the National Waterways Museum

An outdoor production of Much Ado About Nothing will take place at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port this summer.

The Boaty Theatre Company returns to the museum to deliver an adaptation of the classic play and promises an immersive treat for their audiences.

The adaptation of William Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy will run on 21 and 22 August 2013. Due to the short run, ticket numbers are limited and are expected to sell out fast after the success of the group’s production of The Tempest, performed at the museum earlier this year. 

Director, Laura J Harris said: “Following the huge success of our steampunk adaptation of The Tempest we were all very keen to find a new project and not allow the positive momentum to drop.

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“I'm pleased to say that we have continued to grow as a performance theatre company, attracting new players to our cast, as well as our behind-the-scenes crew, composers and musicians. We are always looking for people to get involved in our energetic and immersive performance projects and I would encourage anyone who has an interest in any aspect of performance-work or theatrical work to get in touch.

"We always like to do things a little bit differently at the Boaty; to put a new spin on a great classic. The twist we've taken with Much Ado About Nothing is to ground it within a Post-Apocalyptic reality. Think The Walking Dead and Resident Evil and you should start to get a feel for the world our characters are living in when the play begins. As always, we are using Shakespeare's original text as far as possible.”

Tickets are on sale now and are priced at £4 for Adults and £3 for Concessions. They are available from the museum reception, via phone 0151 355 5017 or through The Boaty Theatre Company's website.  

Booking in advance is essential.