"Inside the theatre - comedy and romance, outside it's kicking off as zombies descend on Edinburgh. Will Benedict and Beatrice get it on or will they be eaten first?"
The play is an brand new adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing written and produced by Thread. It is a dark, clever comedy following a theatre company performing at the Fringe during a zombie apocalypse. The crew secure the space and the cast valiantly continue, despite their depleting numbers but as the show progresses the personal relationships spill over into the action on stage. Beatrice is full of regret after too much tequila led to a night of passion with Benedick, who unlike Beatrice is feeling rather pleased with himself. Meanwhile both Claudio and Hero seem a little unwell and not their usual placid selves, the line 'kill Claudio' has never seemed so apt.. Much Ado About Zombies offers the familiarity of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, whilst engaging with the very current cultural phenomenon of zombies. The audience are given an interactive and a fresh incarnation of a classic play.
The Thread Theatre Company was established by a group of Loughborough students with ambitions to pursue theatre professionally, and interest in new and challenging forms of drama and writing. Previous shows Private Lives and Charley's Aunt - performed in conjunction with Loughborough University - were met with rapturous reception.
"The real joy is watching such a professional and talented cast"
"Deliver buckets of [laughs] thanks to terrific timing and stand-out performances"
For tickets, go to https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/much-ado-about-zombies
Risks and challenges
As students, it can be difficult to organise all encompassing aspects of a run at the Edinburgh Fringe, especially when the play is self-written! However, with a talented cast and crew, the Thread Theatre Company is more than up to the task.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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