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MUCH Ado About Wenlock, a playful and charming production celebrating the birth of the modern Olympics, comes to The Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway, on Saturday, April 28, starting at 7.30pm.

Vamos Theatre, in association with The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, presents its new production, a play about health, sports, a reforming doctor, and a runaway chicken.

In 1850, the Shropshire market town of Much Wenlock hosted its very own Olympian Games, an inspiration for the modern Games. In a captivatingly comic production celebrating the Games’ unlikely UK roots, Much Ado About Wenlock reveals a doctor’s determination to improve the health of all. Will Dr Penny Brookes inspire the workers to swap tipple for triple jumping?

Will schoolmistress Beatty win over the cynical Reverand Denedict Wayne? Will little Eddit Sankey triumph over the bullying butcher’s boy, Archibold Blockley?

A full mask show, with original music, physicality, and choreography, Much Ado About Wenlock is an adventure for audiences from 8 to 108.

Details and tickets are available from Dave on 01773 856545.