A KIDDERMINSTER theatre is set to stage one of Shakespeare's classic comedies to delight audiences.

Drama group the Nonentities continue their tradition of bringing Shakespeare to the stage with their production of Much Ado About Nothing at The Rose later this month.

In one of Shakespeare's more accessible comedies, Beatrice and Benedick have the sort of relationship siblings often display, where they continuously spar to outdo each other.

Everyone knows that they were meant for each other, except these two sharp-tongued wits can’t see it for themselves.

It is the mid 1940’s, when Italy was in a political turmoil. The menfolk return from the war and visit Leonato in his country villa.

Ben’s friend Claudio falls desperately in love with Hero, Bea’s cousin, only to have it shattered by the evil scheming of Don John and his pals.

It takes the determination of Bea and Ben to redeem Hero’s honour to bring the warring pair together.

Filled with eccentric clowns, heart-warming families, and troublesome rogues, Much Ado About Nothing is a vibrant comic celebration of romance where love eventually wins out.

The play will run from Monday, February 24 to Saturday 29. Performances will start at 7.30pm

For more information and tickets people can call The Rose Theatre box office on 01562 743745 or visit their website at rosetheatre.co.uk