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Much Ado About Nothing Tickets

Shakespeare’s romantic comedy welcomes summer to the Globe in a new production from Lucy Bailey, set at the end of World War Two.

A joyous production of Shakespeare’s rom-com

Shakespeare’s Globe celebrates the start of summer with Lucy Bailey’s (Titus Andronicus) exuberant production of Much Ado About Nothing, set at the end of World War Two.

In Northern Italy, Leonata and her daughters are preparing to re-open their palazzo in celebration of returning soldiers. Amongst the partygoers are young lovers Hero and Claudio and squabbling singletons Benedick and Beatrice. Both couples soon have their limits tested by a startling turn of events that blur the lines between mischief and cruelty.

Much Ado About Nothing is arguably the blueprint for modern rom-coms, with its feel-good romantic plots and commentary about sexual politics. This new production places the action within the context of mid-century Italy, just before its liberation by Allied forces. Some of the traditionally male characters are reconceived as women, with the production focusing on female friendships and solidarity.

The Much Ado About Nothing cast includes Lucy Phelps as Beatrice, Ralph Davis as Benedick, Nadi Kemp-Sayfi as Hero, Patrick Osborne as Claudio, Katy Stephens as Leonata and George Fouracres as Dogberry.

Revel in the ultimate battle of wits, romance and redemption with Much Ado About Nothing tickets. This sparkling production is the perfect summer entertainment for theatre fans.

Sorry this show closed 23 October 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
22 Oct 2022 - 23 Oct 2022
Running time:
2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:

Latest Audience Reviews

Possibly my last yard experence of this season - but what a show, what a cast. Every line deliver... More

Loving this show more and more everytime I see it. This cast get better every time I see it. Ever... More

Some really great things about this production. Beatrice is superb. It is a difficult task to com... More

These players are great. Seeing them in different plays, each taking turns at leads etc is wonder... More

Huge difference between the Globe and The National (both productions are excellent) is interactio... More

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