Go to Bell Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, 11–19 October 2019

This show is part of Collected Works 2019

11–19 October 2019

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                      COLLECTED WORKS 2019 PURCHASE 4 SHOWS AND SAVE UP TO $40 OR MORE ON THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE BY BECOMING A SEASON TICKET HOLDER

CLAUDIO AND HERO ARE DEEPLY IN LOVE. BEATRICE AND BENEDICK WOULD RATHER SWAP SASSY INSULTS THAN SWEET NOTHINGS.

Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other. Claudio however is quickly consumed by envy and his idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates Hero. Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to defend true love – even if they can’t recognise it in themselves. But will truth and honesty win the day, and does love really conquer all? Directed by Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans (Julius Caesar)and starring Zindzi Okenyo (Antony and Cleopatra, MTC’s An Ideal Husband) as Beatrice, this Much Ado About Nothing will be a powerful exploration of the struggle for identity and self-knowledge in a male-dominated world. The pursuit of love is framed in a social context that enhances the darker themes in this timeless comic gem. Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s contemporary comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises, and bumbling cops. Or is it?

Speak low if you speak love. Act 2, Scene 1

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Synopsis

11–19 October 2019

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     
COLLECTED WORKS 2019

PURCHASE 4 SHOWS AND SAVE UP TO $40
OR MORE ON THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

BY BECOMING A SEASON TICKET HOLDER

CLAUDIO AND HERO ARE DEEPLY IN LOVE. BEATRICE AND BENEDICK WOULD RATHER SWAP SASSY INSULTS THAN SWEET NOTHINGS.

Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other.

Claudio however is quickly consumed by envy and his idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates Hero. Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to defend true love – even if they can’t recognise it in themselves.

But will truth and honesty win the day, and does love really conquer all?

Directed by Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans (Julius Caesar)and starring Zindzi Okenyo (Antony and Cleopatra, MTC’s An Ideal Husband) as Beatrice, this Much Ado About Nothing will be a powerful exploration of the struggle for identity and self-knowledge in a male-dominated world. The pursuit of love is framed in a social context that enhances the darker themes in this timeless comic gem.

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s contemporary comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises, and bumbling cops. Or is it?

Speak low if you speak love. Act 2, Scene 1

Dates

Opening Night – Friday 11 October, 7.30pm

Saturday 12 October, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 13 October, 4pm

Tuesday 15 October, 6.30pm

Wednesday 16 October, 6.30pm

Thursday 17 October, 7.30pm

Friday 18 October, 7.30pm

Saturday 19 October, 2pm & 7.30pm

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Credits

CREATIVE TEAM

BY:
William Shakespeare

DIRECTOR:
James Evans

WITH:
Zindzi Okenyo

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Bell Shakespeare

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 160 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
TBC

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This show is recommended for children ages 13+.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Tactile TourTACTILE TOUR
Saturday 19 October, 1pm

Audio DescribedAUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 19 October, 2pm

Closed CaptionedCAPTIONED
Saturday 19 October, 2pm

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