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After civil war Messina seems to have returned to peace with few casualties and a courtship holds the promise of reconciling the battle of the sexes in a well matched wedding. But the reconciliation's have been too hurried and soldiers can't return to the civilian world overnight. Don Pedro is victorious. Having won a turf war down in the city, the Mafia overlord and his entourage take over the luxury spa hotel Messina in order to hide-out, party and recover deep in the Sicilian hills. As hotel owner Leonato fawns over his clan boss, his beautiful daughter Hero wins the heart of Claudio, the Don's young prot?g?. Meanwhile the no-nonsense, customer experience manager Beatrice (Mel Giedroyc) has unfinished business to attend to with Benedick, Pedro's commitment-phobic consigliere. But when Hero is disgraced, the party is over, love turns to hatred and new battle lines are drawn.Performers Mel Giedroyc (Beatrice), John Hopkins (Benedick).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Rose Theatre Kingston. Producer Granville & Parham Productions. Producer antic face. Director Simon Dormandy. Design Naoi Dawson. Lighting Paul Pryant.
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