Oddsocks tackle the Bard at Derby Theatre

Oddsocks Theatre Company
Oddsocks Theatre Company

Popular Derbyshire-based theatre company Oddsocks have enjoyed a busy summer, performing their Shakespeare double bill at outdoor locations across the country.

Now they are back in the area - and heading indoors - for a short spell at Derby Theatre where you can see their take on Much Ado About Nothing, from September 2-4.

This will be a high-octane musical version of Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes, featuring a series of classic hits.

Soldiers Benedict, Claudio and Prince Don Pedro are on leave and, knowing that war is good for absolutely nothing, prefer to party with Beatrice and Hero.

Claudio gets engaged to his young love Hero and just for fun, bachelor Benedict is tricked into falling for Beatrice and they start to show their true colours.

The romantic mood is broken by the Prince’s half-brother, Don John, who misleads Claudio with lies and deception.

A dramatic conclusion awaits as the true villains are confronted, the deception is revealed and the lovers are reunited in a musical climax that will raise the roof and get everyone on their feet.

Tickets to see them at Derby Theatre are £14.50-£20.50.

For more details, call the box office on 01332 593939 or see www.derbytheatre.co.uk