A rather unconventional retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is coming to Uxbridge this month.
From Wednesday (May 20) to Saturday (May 23), Purple Theatre Company's Much Ado About Nowt brings the much-loved Shakespearean comedy from 1598 to 1980s Britain, showcasing Northern pop culture and new cultural values.
Set against the backdrop of the miners' strike in the winter of 1984, the town of Grimethorpe plays host to the play. Instead of the traditional characters as soldiers of war from Italy returning from the battlefield, they are now union miners from the North returning from the picket line.
A spokeswoman for the play said: "Although this isn't the first time that Purple Theatre Company have tackled Shakespeare in performance, they are well known for exploring the unknown and being a little bit unconventional!"
Make sure not to miss this curious take on an age-old comedy, and get ready to have a laugh!
Tickets cost £13 or £11 for concessions.
Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Uxbridge, UB10 8PD - 01895 673 200 or book online.