“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
Cast: Lexi Clare
Musicians: Amy Le Rossignol, Imy Halsey and Daniel Marks
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From dark comedy to lip-sync, Shakespearean cabaret to rap, Maiden Speech is a theatre festival featuring a striking selection of original works by emerging artists.
Maiden Speech promises to be a festival that entertains and provokes, engaging with questions of gender 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 compelling new theatre, ideas and faces to watch out for.