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Much Ado About Nothing

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Friday 14 July – Sunday 15 October 2017

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Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) £20 – £45. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre To be confirmed

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William Shakespeare 

Matthew Dunster

Anna Fleischle

James Maloney 

Lighting Designer
Philip Gladwell

Sound Designer
George Dennis 

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

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Public Booking
Public Booking opens Monday 30 January 2017, 10.00am.


Mexico, 1910.

Claudio, pining for his love Hero, returns home from the first wave of the revolution. Though 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.


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).


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)

Exclusive events for our Members

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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