'Man is a giddy thing.'

— Act V scene 4

Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.

In the Cartoucherie de Vincennes outside Paris, sits a bold and enterprising venue, the Theatre de la Tempete. Clément Poirée's Hypermobile company is one of the principal groups who give this theatre its impressive reputation. Poirée's new production, running at la Tempete in winter 2011, is a bittersweet take on Much Ado About Nothing, set amid the hypertensions of an Italian restaurant.

Synopsis

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice.

Cast

Suzanne Aubert
HERO

Bruno Blairet
BENEDICT

Raphael Almosni
DOGBERRY/ANTONIO

Aurélie Toucas
MARGARET

François de Brauer
BORACHIO

Jean-Claude Jay
LEONATO

Matthieu Marie
DON PEDRO

Laurent Menoret
CLAUDIO

Alix Poisson
BEATRICE

Nicolas Chupin
DON JUAN/VERJU

Creatives

Clément Poirée
DIRECTOR

Jude Lucas
TRANSLATION

Stéphanie Gibert
MUSIC

Erwan Creff
SCENERY

Maëlle Payonne
LIGHTING

Hanna Sjödin
COSTUME

Ian Russell
DIRECTOR FOR THE SCREEN