Much Ado About Hero
By Lexi Clare
Music & Lyrics by Amy Le Rossignol and Lexi Clare
Cast: Lexi Clare (Hero),
Imogen Halsey (Cello/Vocals),
Amy Le Rossignol (Keys),
Ross Telfer (Cajon)
'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.
Much Ado About Hero was written for the Maiden Speech festival in October 2017, and went on to play an encore performance at the Maiden Speech double-bill at Leicester Square Theatre. In March, Much Ado About Hero was performed as part of a Women In Leadership event at the Attenborough Centre in Brighton.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "A jubilant and entertaining show with a solid feminist message at its core. It’s a tour de force performance and an intriguing exploration of a Shakespearean character often overlooked." LONDON PUB THEATRES
"Lexi Clare, the producer, writer and star of this venture is a force to be reckoned with, and a welcome arrival on the British theatre scene."
"It is rare to come across a performer with this much imagination and ability to make the audience see the very familiar through entirely new eyes." BRITISHTHEATRE.COM