Posted by: LiveTheatreSkaro
Credits: Produced by Rogues and Vagabonds
Cast: Dalek Snowdon (Beatrice), Dalek Kenneth (Benedick), with Alan Knight, Kit Loughmane, Linds Redding
Dalek Masterpiece Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing (Act 4 Scene 1). Beatrice and Benedick are portrayed as Daleks, the sinister pepper pots from the BBC television series Doctor Who. The lines are mostly Shakespeare’s (with a few references to the Daleks’ leader, Davros, and the inspired borrowing of the Daleks’ famous cry to give us ‘Exterminate Claudio!), until the two performers end up squabbling, with intervention off-camera by the director. Dalek Masterpiece Theatre describes itself as “an all-Dalek amateur dramatic society”. In reality (?) it is a production of Rogues and Vagabonds, a touring theatre company from Waiheke Island, New Zealand.