There is no doubt that RoughCast theatre company can be relied upon to provide a professional production
Sarah Gray directed it beautifully. She set it on board an ocean liner, aptly named Messina after the port in Sicily where the action takes place, and using a variety of carefully chosen props, moves the action effortlessly from scene to scene as the actors take us slickly through the story.
Cathy Gill and Peter Long playing Beatrice and Benedick, the two long-time adversaries, create so many wonderful moments. The relationship between them is expertly executed and wonderful to watch.
Cora Burridge and Warwick Manning play the young lovers Hero and Claudio and it is always good to see younger actors working alongside experienced performers and doing it so well.
Elizabethan humour can be a little out of place today, but not so in this production.
The company worked hard not only to bring out the wit in the dialogue but from the action too, providing us with so many comic moments and creating so many comic characters that it really is a fun show; bright, fast moving and thoroughly entertaining.