English language acting company The Rome Savoyards celebrates its 30th anniversary this March. Over the years the company has staged 41 productions, almost half of which were Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, while the remaining half ranges from Shakespeare to restoration comedy and works by Neil Simon and Samuel Beckett. Founded by Sandra Provost, the company's director, the group is made up of English-speaking people from all over the world and from all walks of life.

To celebrate its milestone birthday, The Rome Savoyards presents William Shakespeare's romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing at Teatro S. Genesio in Prati. The plot centres around two couples: the lovestruck Hero and Claudio who bombard each other with romantic sweet nothings, and Beatrice and Benedick, who are deeply in love but unceasingly heap scorn on each other and the notion of romance. The play has plenty of fun, music and wit as well as a poignant moment of drama.

Provost describes her most memorable performance: "I think it was actually the first one