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Actors sought for Shakespeare rom-com

The year is 1969 and our boys have come home from the war to discover a battle of the sexes is just beginning in Evolution Theatre Company director Dinna Myers' concept for a production of Shakespeare's rom-com, Much Ado About Nothing.

All the production needs now is actors.

Travelling home in the summer heat, a group of soldiers break their journey on a South Pacific island, staying at a luxurious mansion inhabited by a wealthy businessman and his beautiful entourage.

But while the valiant Claudio and beautiful Hero are head over heels in love, the cynical Benedick swears he will never be married — and particularly not to the quick-witted Beatrice.

Beatrice and Benedick have known each other for a long time and there has always been a sort of merry war between them. Every time they meet, there is a passing of wit so fast it would make your head spin, Myers said.

Neither of them wishes to marry, certainly not to one another, but friends and family have other plans.

“Can they bring these crossed lovers together? Or will it be much ado about nothing?”

Expect mayhem.

Auditions for the play will be held at Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, on Saturday from 11am-2pm.

WATER IN A SIEVE: A scene from Joss Whedon's 2013 film version of Much Ado About Nothing. And now, Evolution Theatre Company is about to hold auditions for its own production of Shakespeare's funniest love story.Picture supplied