Much Ado About Nothing

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See the Globe Theatre ‘fill with joyous life’ (Time Out) for our ★★★★ ‘absurdly funny, smart and stylish’ (Evening Standard) production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

April 1945, Northern Italy. Following years of war, Leonata and her daughters reopen their battle-scarred palazzo for a celebration to welcome the partisan soldiers back from recent hard-fought victories.

Young lovers Hero and Claudio and proud singletons Beatrice and Benedick have their limits tested like never before in a wild mix of games, pranks and mischievous plots.

After her seminal production of Titus Andronicus, ‘ingenious’ ★★★★ (The Guardian), Lucy Bailey returns to the Globe to direct our 2022 Globe Ensemble.

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

– Act I, scene 1

DETAILS

TICKETS
£62 – £25 Seated
£5 Standing

This event is on-site in the Globe Theatre

Running time approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including an interval

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Part of Summer 2022

Lead photography by Kate Bones

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REVIEWS

★★★★

‘Joyous, clever [and] genuinely funny’

FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★★

‘Simply delightful… There’s magic in the air during this production’

BROADWAY WORLD

★★★★

‘Buoyant with slapstick… full of visual colour’

THE OBSERVER

★★★★

‘Splendid… visually appealing and very funny’

THE TELEGRAPH

★★★★

‘Bewitching [and] stylishly summery… Tremendous’

THE TIMES

★★★★

‘Absurdly funny… smart, stylish. Delightful’

EVENING STANDARD

 

 

★★★★

‘Sets the bar high… hugely satisfying. A real treat’

WHATSONSTAGE

★★★★

‘Hugely funny crowd-pleaser… a perfect piece of escapism’

THE ARTS DESK

★★★★

‘Bailey’s joyous production is a welcome return to normality’

THE UNDERSTUDY

 

 

‘…fills [The] Globe with joyful life’

TIME OUT

★★★★

‘Stephens excels… [she] is such a powerful force on stage’

THE REVIEWS HUB

‘Exudes pastoral elegance and feels like the start of summer’

THE GUARDIAN

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PHOTOS

CAST & CREATIVES

Introducing the Much Ado About Nothing company & creatives

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R

Relaxed Performances

Show dates & times

Saturday 2nd July

Limited Tickets 2:00 PM
CAP

Captioned Performances

Show dates & times

Thursday 18th August

Limited Tickets 7:30 PM
AD

Audio Described Performances

Show dates & times

Saturday 17th September

2:00 PM

Dates & Tickets

Much Ado About Nothing

Globe Theatre
FRI 1 JULY
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Limited Tickets 7.30 PM
SAT 2 JULY
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Limited Tickets 2.00 PM
FRI 8 JULY
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Limited Tickets 7.30 PM
SAT 9 JULY
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Limited Tickets 2.00 PM
THU 18 AUGUST
CAP
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Limited Tickets 7.30 PM
FRI 19 AUGUST
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Limited Tickets 7.30 PM
FRI 19 AUGUST
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11.59 PM
SUN 28 AUGUST
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Limited Tickets 1.00 PM
SUN 28 AUGUST
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6.30 PM
FRI 2 SEPTEMBER
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2.00 PM
FRI 2 SEPTEMBER
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7.30 PM
WED 7 SEPTEMBER
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2.00 PM
WED 7 SEPTEMBER
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7.30 PM
THU 8 SEPTEMBER
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2.00 PM
FRI 16 SEPTEMBER
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7.30 PM
SAT 17 SEPTEMBER
AD
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2.00 PM
TUE 20 SEPTEMBER
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7.30 PM
WED 21 SEPTEMBER
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2.00 PM
SUN 25 SEPTEMBER
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1.00 PM
SUN 25 SEPTEMBER
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6.30 PM
THU 29 SEPTEMBER
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7.30 PM
FRI 30 SEPTEMBER
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2.00 PM
FRI 30 SEPTEMBER
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7.30 PM
SAT 8 OCTOBER
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7.30 PM
SUN 9 OCTOBER
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1.00 PM
SUN 9 OCTOBER
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6.30 PM
THU 13 OCTOBER
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7.30 PM
FRI 14 OCTOBER
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2.00 PM
FRI 14 OCTOBER
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7.30 PM
SUN 16 OCTOBER
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1.00 PM
TUE 18 OCTOBER
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7.30 PM
WED 19 OCTOBER
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2.00 PM
SUN 23 OCTOBER
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1.00 PM