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East London Shakespeare Festival returns with sparkling rom-com Much Ado About Nothing

East London Shakespeare Festival (ELSF) returns to Valentines Park and other parks and open spaces across east London this summer, with a sparkling family-friendly production of the Bard’s romantic
comedy Much Ado About Nothing, touring from June to August.

Come along to Valentines Park on Thursday 25 or Friday 26 July for this sun-soaked mischief and romance under the Mediterranean stars; Much Ado About Nothing. Set against the luxurious backdrop of a modern-day Messina, this opulent tale is brimming with wit, trickery and mischief, with heart coming out on top.

ELSF was founded by Waltham Forest-based actors, directors and producers Ursula Early
and Rosie Ward in 2020. The company has been nominated for two Off West End Awards:
Best Company for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2021) and Best Ensemble for Romeo and
Juliet (2023).

This summer, Much Ado About Nothing brings ELSF’s trademark contemporary twists and
turns, high-energy party numbers and audience participation to more venues than ever
before. The production is family-friendly, and people of all ages are welcome and encouraged.
An extensive community engagement programme offering a range of activities for local
residents will run alongside the tour, with lots of opportunities to get involved.

A festival vibe will be encouraged with gates opening an hour before the show, so bring a picnic and why not sign up for a mask-making workshop run one of our in-house-party-goers (actors) – make your own mask and be part of the masked ball, book your tickets for pre-show mask making workshops here.

Book your tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing at Valentines Park here.

For the full tour dates for Much Ado About Nothing visit the East London Shakespeare Festival website.