Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday 3 October, 8pm
295 days from now
Speak low if you speak love. Act 2, Scene 1
Bell Shakespeare – arguably the best Shakespearean theatre company. Herald Sun

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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+

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Credits

  • Director - James Evans
  • Cast includes - Zinzi Okenyo

Producers

Dates

  • Thursday 03 October 2019 8:00 PM

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Prices

  • Adult $58
  • Subscriber $48
  • Concession $50
  • Youth (13-21) $35
  • Family (2A+2Y) $160

Venue

Civic Theatre
375 Hunter Street
Newcastle
2300