High Schools

2019 Education Season


Much Ado About Nothing - Bell Shakespeare

Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings.

Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love and loathing of each other.
 
However Claudio is quickly seduced by envy and this idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates Hero. Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to defend true love – even if they can’t recognise it in themselves.
 
Directed by Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans (Julius Caesar) and starring Zindzi Okenyo (Antony and Cleopatra, MTC’s An Ideal Husband) as Beatrice, this Much Ado About Nothing will be a powerful exploration of the struggle for identity and self-knowledge in a male-dominated world.
 
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s contemporary comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises, and bumbling cops. Or is it?

Running Time: 2hrs30min (inc Interval)
Suitable for ages 13+

Thursday 3 October, 8pm
There is no matinee available for this show, however we would be pleased to offer your students a school discount if you wish to book in a group. We will hold seats together and students may pay individually.

Please call the Box Office on 4929 1977 to discuss.

Also available - John Bell Scholarship Auditions + Regional Access Workshops both being held on Monday 5 August. To reserve your spot email us.  More info