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Friday 14 July – Sunday 15 October 2017

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Tickets Running Time
Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) £20 – £45. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre Approx. 3 hours including an interval

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William Shakespeare 

Matthew Dunster

Anna Fleischle

James Maloney 

Charlotte Broom 

Lighting Designer
Philip Gladwell

Sound Designer
George Dennis 

Fight Directors
Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-Annie Ltd 


Doreene Blackstock

Child Soldier
Lucy Brandon 

Ashley Campbell

Anya Chalotra 

Marcello Cruz

Balthasar / Musician
Oliver Cudbill

Borachio / Friar Francis
Charlie De Melo 

Jo Dockery

Martin Marquez 

Matthew Needham

Ammara Niwaz

Child Soldier
Zaiya Omamori 

Beatriz Romilly

Margaret / Verges
Sarah Seggari 

Don Pedro
Steve John Shepherd

Dog Berry
Ewan Wardrop

View cast headshots on the blog →

Please note: this production has now closed.

‘I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow,
than a man swear he loves me.’


Mexico, 1914.

Claudio and Benedick return home from the first wave of the revolution. Claudio has been pining for his love, Hero. Benedick loves her cousin Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick; but because neither will admit it, nothing seems likely to bring them together. Only the intrigues of a revolutionary with a dark heart, force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by vowing to kill his best friend, Claudio.


Shakespeare’s classic tale of antagonistic romance and madcap humour explodes on to the Globe stage with a fusion of Latin music, desert flowers and revolutionary politics in this bold new production.

Matthew Dunster is Associate Director at Shakespeare’s Globe, where his previous productions include Imogen (2016), The Lightning Child (2013), Doctor Faustus (2011), Troilus and Cressida (2009) and The Frontline (2008 and 2009).

Please note: this production of Much Ado About Nothing is set during the armed struggles of the Mexican Revolution. As a result it will feature guns and gunfire at various moments throughout the performance.

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Pre & post-show talks

Introductory Lectures →

Inspiring introductory talks about Much Ado About Nothing given by leading Shakespeare scholars and supported by Globe actors.

Tuesday 22 August 2017
Tuesday 19 September 2017

Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £8 (£6 Members/Student)

Theatre Company Q&As →

Theatre company members share their experience of Much Ado About Nothing, the Globe and answer your questions in these post-show Q&A sessions.

Wednesday 20 September 2017
Tuesday 10 October 2017

Time: 15 mins after matinee performance
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £5 (£4 Members/Student)

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Meet the Cast →

Much Ado About Nothing cast members share their experience of working at the Globe and backstage secrets in these Q&A sessions.

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time: 15 mins after the matinee performance
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £3, including a glass of wine/soft drink

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