The white bearded fellow speaketh – show some respect
She’s the Friar in any other version of Much Ado – in ours its fastest vicar in the West
Your Name : Sally Fenton
Your Character: Reverend Francis
Your Favourite Line: ‘Patience and endure….’ – a line I shall be using at home if anyone complains about my cooking!
What’s your Favourite Western: Don’t tell anyone, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a Western all the way through! Does Thelma & Louise count…..? (Ed. no it really doesn’t except for Brad Pitt’s Stetson !)
The Preacher is available to hear your confession at Much Ado on 18-20 July – tickets here
It’s Benedick himself – ‘he’s not in love …so dont forget it ‘ yeah right !
The man from Much Ado speaketh
What’s your name ?
Who are you playing ?
Benedick – generally he’s a bit of a prat but his heart’s in the right place ( typecasting again ! Ed .) He’s in denial about being in love with Beatrice (strangely last part I played I was literally in De Nile) he rails against love and marriage but eventually can’t resist her charms – all that via a complete set up by his so called mates !
Favourite Line ?
‘ If her breath were as bad as her terminations, there would be no living near her; she’d infect to the North Star’
Other than the mighty Blazing Saddles – it has to be Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – the ultimate buddy movie – so quotable and the main men are brilliant from start to bloody finish ‘who are those guys ?’
Come and see him in our Wild West Much Ado – tickets here
It’s our tall blonde and swarthy Claudio – hold on to your hats ladies…..
Here she is – the most feared woman in town – its the ever feisty firecracker Beatrice – come and see her sort the men from the boys at Much Ado on 18-20 July at the Monastery Gardens, Bishop’s Stortford
– Who are you ?
Nancy Jones – back on stage for the first time in two years
– What’s your favourite Western and why?
Django Unchained – Tarantino baby! Oh and Leo and Jamie Foxxx! With an absolute screen stealing, stand out performance from Christoph Waltz. I think he won every award going that year! The screenplay from Tarantino is perfection
– Who is your character and what are they like ?
Where do you start with one of Shakespeare’s most famous female characters!? When Andy cast me he told me he wanted her to be a little Firecracker and that is exactly what she is! Funny, bright, feisty but underneath it all a little vulnerable. What I like about her the most, and this often goes unsaid, is her loyalty to her family. The way she defends Hero goes to the very essence of what she is and what she stands for. blimey, I hope I can pull it off! No pressure at all!
– What’s your favourite line in the play ( yours or anyone else’s)
It’s actually not a quote spoken, it’s when Balthasar sings:
Sign no more ladies, sigh no more;
Men were deceivers ever
One foot in sea and one on shore
To one thing constant never
Then sigh not so, but let them go
And be you blithe and bonny
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into, Hey nonny, nonny
I have known this by heart since the very first time I read this play in the sixth form – quite a few years ago!!!! It’s also how long I have waited to play Beatrice!
Come and get your tickets right here here
Another of our curious characters from our wild west adaptation of Much Ado on 18-20 July at the Monastery Gardens, Bishop’s Stortford –
Who’s your character ?
I’m playing Innogoen, mother of Hero and ineffective wife of Leonato only to appear in the first two acts of MAAN because she is the representation of lost innocence in the face of mistrust even when all is forgiven in the happy ending she can never be redeemed. She is the ghost mother, wife and auntie in the play and you might be surprised to see her resurrected as the long suffering mother just as her daughter you never know!
Oooo errr and we thought it was all about a shoot out ….what’s your favourite western then?
High Noon – I love the tension !
Us too – who are you then ?
I’m Jacqui Kinnison playing this cameo part of a ‘quiet wife’ and ‘long suffering’ mother. Does she keep quiet throughout the play – watch and see – is she dead or alive
Come and find out at the Monastery Gardens !