Shakespeare is trying to both get a name for his new play and get it on stage before all his actors are dead. His backers want him to cut back on the special effects. He has two women trying to sneak into the show pretending to be men. The Queen wants free seats to a performance that is 5 months after the run ends and the only one who can understand what old Will is saying is his stage manager James, who's a Shakespeare-to-English interpreter. This show is easily performed on a bare stage with minimal props. Much Ado About Murder has been performed by middle schools, high schools and adult theaters. Published in Three by Mattson: 3 Comedies for Festivals and Competitions.