“One doth not know how much an ill word may empoison liking.” Hero is a young woman navigating her way through sixteenth century life and having a rather difficult time of it. This new musical work re-examines Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing, questioning marriage, choice, duty and female friendship.
Written by Lexi Clare
Music and Lyrics by Amy Le Rossignol and Lexi Clare
From dark comedy to lip-sync, Shakespearean cabaret to rap, Maiden Speech is a feminist theatre festival featuring a varied selection of original works exploring feminism today.
Bringing together ten exciting emerging artists, Maiden Speech promises to be a festival that entertains and provokes, engaging with questions of feminism and sexuality through a myriad of stories and styles. Brought to you by a team of recent Mountview graduates, this festival marks the first time these nine pieces have been performed on a London stage.
Join us for the first instalment of Maiden Speech; two weeks of fresh new theatre, ideas and faces to watch out for.