Dogberry


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Dogberry

constable who garbles every phrase he speaks. [Br. Drama: Benét, 277]

Dogberry

officious, inept constable. [Br. Lit.: Much Ado About Nothing]

Dogberry

ostentatiously and fastidiously examines prisoners. [Br. Lit.: Much Ado About Nothing]
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Purists might find a few liberties have been taken with the original script and Shakespeare probably never envisaged Dogberry in wellies dancing the tango, but the hard working, excellent cast of 12 - with Michael Blore as Don John having to double as the pianist - produce a memorable and entertaining evening.
Maybe these two honorable gentlemen knew, as the audience does, that the heroine is not dead but simply condemned, as Constable Dogberry would put it, to "eternal redemption.
National Gardens Scheme, gardens open at two Holywell gardens, near Henley-in-Arden, start Holywell Farm, 11am-6pm; Harnage Farm, Cound, near Shrewsbury, 12noon-5pm; five Astley Country gardens, Astley Village, near Stourport, start 86 Arely Common, 1-6pm; Dogberry, The Common and The View, Ochre Hill, Wellington Heath; Chyknell, Bridgnorth; Lower Hall, Worfield, near Bridgnorth; Ilmington Manor, Shipston-on-Stour; eight Whichford and Ascott gardens, Shipston-on-Stour; Birtsmorton Court, near Malvern, start Ascott Lodge; Whitcombe, Overbury, near Tewkesbury, all 2-6pm
Velempini Dube, 29, of Dogberry Close, Willenhall, Coventry, admitted drink-driving.
There will be a cast of more than 100, including a Dogberry who's 11 and a Verges who's 12.
Sunday, June 17: National Gardens Scheme, gardens open at two Holywell gardens, near Henley-in-Arden, start Holywell Farm, 11am-6pm; Harnage Farm, Cound, near Shrewsbury, 12noon-5pm; five Astley Country gardens, Astley Village, near Stourport, start 86 Arely Common, 1-6pm; Dogberry, The Common and The View, Ochre Hill, Wellington Heath; Chyknell, Bridgnorth; Lower Hall, Worfield, near Bridgnorth; Ilmington Manor, Shipston-on-Stour; eight Whichford and Ascott gardens, Shipston-on-Stour; Birtsmorton Court, near Malvern, start Ascott Lodge; Whitcombe, Overbury, near Tewkesbury, all 2-6pm.
Diana Lyons, 32, of Dogberry Close, Willenhall, Coventry, admitted driving without due care and attention.
30-6pm; Dogberry, The Common, Wellington Heath; The View, Ochre Hill, Wellington Heath, both 2-5.
Neil Martin, 37, of Dogberry Close, Willenhall, Coventry, admitted stealing deodorant and food worth pounds 6.
Shakespeare loved clowns, and "Much Ado About Nothing" has one of his most inspired creations: the dumb but arrogant Constable Dogberry (David Gallic).
Jordan Dube, aged 24, of Dogberry Close, Willenhall, was given a 12-week suspended sentence, unpaid work and a curfew in April for snatching a phone from a man at a bus stop in the city centre.
Bryn Lewis, 45, of Dogberry Close, Willenhall, Coventry, admitted failing to attend supervision.