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Much Ado About Nothing [2015]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Max Webster

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by vowing to kill his best friend.

After delighting audiences in 2014, Much Ado About Nothing returned to the Globe and toured on an Elizabethan-inspired stage to Fulham Palace, the Bodleian Library, Theatre Royal Windsor, Sweden's Ystads Theater, Cambridge Corpus Christi, Georgian Theatre Royal, Minack Theatre, Leicester Curve and five venues in South America. A handful of players reinvent renaissance touring theatre for the 21st century with Shakespeare’s timeless comedy.

Joanne Haworth and Jessica Warbeck featured as part of the Adopt an Actor interview series for this production, and Simon Bubb and Emma Pallant were featured in the 2014 production.


  • Designed by James Cotterill
  • Composed by John Barber


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