Much Ado About Nothing
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See the Globe Theatre fill with joyous life for our ★★★★★ ‘sublime, sensational… pure genius’ (Daily Express) 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
£62 – £25 Seated
This event is on-site in the Globe Theatre
Running time approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including an interval
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Lead photography by Manuel Harlan
‘Pure genius… Absolute bliss.
Breathes sublime new life into Shakespeare’s delicious comedy.’
‘Joyous, clever [and] genuinely funny’
‘Simply delightful… There’s magic in the air during this production’
‘Buoyant with slapstick… full of visual colour’
‘Splendid… visually appealing and very funny’
‘Bewitching [and] stylishly summery… Tremendous’
‘Absurdly funny… smart, stylish. Delightful’
‘Sets the bar high… hugely satisfying. A real treat’
‘Hugely funny crowd-pleaser… a perfect piece of escapism’
THE ARTS DESK
‘Bailey’s joyous production is a welcome return to normality’
‘…fills [The] Globe with joyful life’
‘Stephens excels… [she] is such a powerful force on stage’
THE REVIEWS HUB
‘Exudes pastoral elegance and feels like the start of summer’
CAST & CREATIVES
Introducing the Much Ado About Nothing company & creatives