Much Ado About Numbers 2024

A cross-curricular show for Key Stage 4

SHEFFIELD Drama Studio – 24th October
( 10:15am-12pm and 1:15-3pm )
Shearwood Rd, Broomhall, Sheffield S10 2TD

KINGSTON Rose Theatre – 15th November ( 10:15am-12pm )
24-26 High St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL

CAMBRIDGE West Rd Concert Hall – 10th December
( 10:15am-12pm) - 11 West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DP


Much Ado About Numbers

What do Shakespeare and Maths have in common?
It turns out to be...a lot!

In this engaging and interactive show, award-winning author Rob Eastaway reveals the surprising mathematical connections between Shakespeare and the world he lived in.
Find out how Tudors multiplied, why dice games were a hazard for the unwary, and why Shakespeare really did make much ado about 'nothing'.

With historical asides about calendars, optics, music and magic thrown in, this is a fascinating insight into a Renaissance world in which every subject was connected.

We recommend you make it a combined KS4 trip for English, History and Maths Departments.

Year 9s who have already studied some Shakespeare will enjoy it too.

You can make a provisional booking HERE and don't have to finalise until September.

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The show will touch on several maths ideas that link to GCSE including ratios and fractions, angle measurement, game strategies, arithmetic and Pythagoras – plus quotes from a wide range of Shakespeare plays including Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet.
But remember this is an enrichment lecture show, not a school lesson!