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Much Ado About Nothing

Theatre

Presented by Bell Shakespeare and Araluen Arts Centre

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 for each other.

Claudio however is quickly consumed by envy and his 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.

But will truth and honesty win the day, and does love really conquer all?

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. The pursuit of love is framed in a social context that enhances the darker themes in this timeless comic gem.

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?

Director: James Evans
Cast: Zindzi Okenyo, Vivienne Awosoga, Danny Ball, Marissa Bennett, Mandy Bishop, Will McDonald, Suzanne Pereira, Duncan Ragg, Paul Reichstein, David Whitney
Designer: Pip Runciman
Lighting Designer: Niklas Pajanti
Composer and Sound Designer: Andree Greenwell
Movement and Fight Director: Nigel Poulton
Voice and Text Coach: Jess Chambers

Gallery 

Image: Pierre Toussaint

Dates 

17 September 2019

Times 

Tuesday 17 September, 8.00pm

Duration
150 minutes (including interval)

Prices 

Adults
$70

Concession 
$67.50

Araluen Members
$65

Araluen Members with a concession card
$60

Genre 

Theatre

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

PG
Recommended for ages 13+

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. All ticket prices include GST.

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