The Atlantic presents a musical, modish ripoff of William Shakespeare’s 'Much Ado About Nothing' about a rock group from Liverpool that returns to swinging ’60s London after conquering the U.S. More…
'These Paper Bullets' follows Ben, Claude, Balth, and Pedro. The four make up the wildly popular band Quartos. Worshipped by fans, feared by Scotland Yard, and hounded by their former drummer, who is determined to destroy them, they arrive in London. In only seven nights, the fab four from Liverpool will travel to London, attempt to cut an album, and woo their way to true love. As usual, however, true love may end up making fools of them all.
See it if you love Beatles-que music, the sixties, Shakespeare, cleverness, great costumes and hair, ambitious concepts. I was mostly entertained.
Don't see it if you get bored (it's too long) or you dislike stupid slapstick (I found the Scotland Yard segments painfully unappealing).
See it if you like to have fun & listen to fun beatles-like music.Loosely based on Much Ado About Nothing. Some lines taken verbatim from the original
Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist.
See it if You like funny shows with great music or like the 60s (music, fashion, celebrity) It's a lot of fun! The women are particularly hysterical!
Don't see it if You don't like over the top shows. It's a farce of the 1960's, the Beatles, fashion, twiggy, etc. It's very well done but 20min too long.
See it if you like Shakespeare or The Beatles (it's sort of a mashup of both) and fantastic staging.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or The Beatles.
See it if You love the British invasion and don't mind a quirky, meandering play-that-wants-to-be-a-musical.
Don't see it if You are looking for a smartly-written musical.
See it if think a show that evokes the Beatles and Shakespeare is a must see. Acting is good. Songs are better.
Don't see it if a crisp well written script is high on your list of wants. Billy Joe Armstrong would have been better suited to do a Beatlesesque album.
See it if unlike me, you actually like musicals and Shakespearean comedies. Who knows, the second act might be better. I couldn't bear to stay.
Don't see it if you really don't care much for musicals (except, of course, Hamilton) and prefer drama, angst and disfunction to giddy .
See it if you don't mind your Shakespeare being mixed up a bit!
Don't see it if you love Much Ado About Nothing just the way it is (was). Also, don't see it if you hate the music that came out of the British Invasion.
See it if You like innovative takes on Shakespeare (this is Inspired by Much Ado), want a fun night at the theater (great date show)
Don't see it if You are turned off by Shakespearean language, zaniness, or impious takes on the Beatles
See it if You love Much Ado About Nothing (which I do) Looking for some just plain fun
Don't see it if You are looking for something serious or tight
See it if You love the Beatles and the Bard, in that order. I do wish they had fully committed language-wise to one style though.
Don't see it if You don't like mixing britpop with Shakespeare.
See it if You like the Beatles, but don't mind being annoyed nonetheless. I love the Beatles, but really disliked it.
Don't see it if You mind getting a headache from the fake cigarette smoke.
See it if it is a cross between much ado about nothing and beatlemania - if you like that combo then this is for you
Don't see it if silly antics with a dose of slapstick is not your idea of good theater
See it if Beatlemania meets The Bard. Great music and great fun! Love when The Queen is in the audience. Much Ado in Carnaby Street. Love you yeah!
Don't see it if If you want your Shakespeare to be pure or you don't like The Beatles.
See it if You like Shakespeare and The Beatles. A fun show that moves Much Ado to the 1960's. The wedding scene in particular is a hoot.
Don't see it if The show doesn't make its turn to the dramatic well. Felt like there should have been more music.
See it if You're only a fan of Shakespeare when it's completely deconstructed. And if you like to see a good old fashioned raunchy slapstick
Don't see it if You consider yourself a Shakespeare fan or if you like to keep your comedy above the Noel-Coward line
See it if you really love Beatles pastiche songs. The leads were good. The running gags were funny... sometimes.
Don't see it if you have any reverence for Shakespeare. You want to see a coherent, cohesive play. This meanders b/c it's everything but the kitchen sink.
See it if you like plays based on Shakespeare's. I had a great time, but if you don't know the premise you might not stay for 2nd act -- but DO.
Don't see it if you're not that keen on Shakespeare. This clever updated version of "Much Ado About Nothing" is fun, but some familiarity is helpful.
See it if you want to see a delightful interpretation of a classic Shakespearean play set to incredible Beatles-esque music by Billie Joe Armstrong
Don't see it if You don't want to have to actively listen to the words cause though they have modernized the text, it is written in the vein of Shakespeare
Get alerts about your favorite artists and theater companies