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Much Ado About Nothing - 2011 - West End

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend.



Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.

Schedule

Running Time: 3 hours, with one interval

Shakespeare's Globe

(London, )
21 New Globe Walk City of London, Greater London SE1 9DT
London,

Much Ado About Nothing West End Cast



 

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by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2021
Austin Shakespeare will continue its series of workshops and classes with a Master class with experienced Shakespeare actor, Gwendolyn Kelso in person at noon Saturday, May 20, at a socially-distanced large space, 6100 Berkman Dr. Austin.
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
Mikron Theatre, in their 49th year of touring, are celebrating (wo)man's best friend this season when they stage the premiere of Poppy Hollman's new musical comedy caper A Dog's Tale, which looks at canines past and present and the enduring bond between people and their dogs.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 7, 2021
For the first time since closing its doors due to the pandemic in March 2020, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF will return to its artistic home inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021
Brown Box Theatre Project has announced its 10th year of free Shakespeare with the troupe’s largest tour to date!  After a 2020 postponement, Brown Box returns in 2021 with an extended U.S. tour featuring the comedy Much Ado About Nothing. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
Great Lakes Theater, which had originally planned to reopen with Ain’t Misbehavin in September, will now reopen its doors with The Tempest opening on October 15.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. 
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021
Lovers and Other Strangers is an evening of five untitled comedic one-acts adding up to less than eighty minutes of brilliant comedy writing and wonderful relatable people seduced by love, arguing about love, marrying with love, cheating with love and confused by love. The play was turned into a hit movie starring Diane Keaton, Gig Young, Richard Castellano and Bea Arthur.
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021
Mikron Theatre are aiming to score with their next theatrical offering for their 49th year of touring. They will be premiering Amanda Whittington's new play Atalanta Forever which looks at the story of the pioneering women in football in 1920.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2021
Hub Theatre Company of Boston will be returning to the virtual stage this spring with William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, directed by local favorite Bryn Boice.  
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
The world premiere of 'Psychodrama', a revenge tale about an actress in her 40s under investigation for the murder of an auteur theatre director, performed by Emily Bruni ('Peep Show') extends its run by two extra weeks to July 3 due to overwhelming demand.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Shakespeare Theatre Company's Artistic Director SIMON GODWIN announced the Company's 2021/22 Season in a virtual townhall meeting for season subscribers, donors, Board members, and STC staff. The Tony theatre will resume live performances in September with a season that will showcase 'vivacious stories, audaciously shared' explains Godwin.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Ophelia's Jump Productions' Midsummer Shakespeare Festival is back this year, presenting Twelfth Night in an outdoor setting at Sontag Greek Theatre, on the beautiful campus of Pomona College in Claremont.
by Student Blogger: Lauren Brown - May 26, 2021
When I decided to take a class on Shakespeare that first quarantined semester, I figured it would be the same as the rest. I was familiar with the Bard as I had read some of his plays throughout high school, and I thought the class would be one I’d breeze through and maybe learn a thing or two about tragedy vs comedy. I had no idea at the time that my entire outlook on the pandemic would be changed from just one class, or that I would learn so much about how the world of theatre was coping.
by Student Blogger: Bryce Romleski - May 25, 2021
A few months ago, one of my professors challenged us to write about why we decided to enter the world of theatre-- why we do what we do-- why we love what we love. After months of learning, growing, and inspiration, I think that I finally have the answer and an anecdote that I think perfectly captures the very moment when I decided what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. This is that story. This is that moment.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021
A rad, new, 1990's nostalgia-filled adaptation of William Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT THE NOTHING brings the quintessential summer experience of Shakespeare under the stars to Addison/North Dallas.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
The Jewish Plays Project has announced the acting company of the 10th Annual Jewish Playwriting Contest. The ten works feature acclaimed actors including Clea Alsip (M. Butterfly, Nantucket Sleigh Ride), Gus Birney (Dickinson, The Mist), Twinkle Burke (Gotham, Bull), Grantham Coleman (The Great Society, Much Ado About Nothing), and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
It was exactly one year ago at this time that a lone, veteran Shakespearean actor, ventured out into the streets of the Lincoln Heights neighborhood to present a speech from the works of the immortal bard that he believed reflected the times we were living through.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced a very special benefit reading of  Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, Volpone, or The Fox directed by Jesse Berger, Red Bull’s Founder and Artistic Director. First produced by Red Bull Theater in 2012, this new version will feature emendations & elaborations by director Berger and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.
by Shari Barrett - May 18, 2021
Here is my interview with Gloria Gifford about presenting LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS live-streamed online as well as her Gloria Gifford Conservatory and how she is managing to keep her students active during the past year.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 18, 2021
Actors' Theatre of Columbus presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING By William Shakespeare. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Laila Robins will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. Ms Robins replaces the previously announced Kate Burton, who withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Asolo Repertory Theatre announced its 2021-22 season today. Asolo Rep will kick off in November with a musical that will set the tone for the whole season with its message of exuberant hope and love for all humanity. The winter repertory season includes three incredible works that speak to family, community and love.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 12, 2021
Scenic City Shakespeare in Chattanooga, TN will present William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' May 21, 22, 23 (Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2:30pm, Eastern Standard Time).
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
Joining Simon Russell Beale who will play Johann Sebastian Bach in the world premiere of Nina Raine's Bach & Sons are Samuel Blenkin as Carl, Pandora Colin as Maria Barbara, Ruth Lass as Katharina, Douggie McMeekin as Wilhelm, Racheal Ofori as Anna Magdalena and Pravessh Rana as Frederick the Great.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Kate Burton will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. 
by Neil Shurley - Jun 8, 2021
“I was looking for something that was less hard on one performer, but also wanted to spread the wealth and hire as many artists as we could for the final Warehouse In Your House production.”
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
Door Shakespeare has announced their summer production: Hamlet by William Shakespeare, adapted by Guy Roberts, Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021
NYSAF returns July 17-August 1 with in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2021 Summer Season.  In partnership with Vassar College, Marist College, and Revel 32 °, NYSAF will serve the needs of theater and film artists today, bringing them safely together in community to generate new stories and reconnect with one another and audiences.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021
Reemergence is a 5-chapter Queer experience that spans 5 different time periods through the artistic lens of 5 different directors -- Darren Lee (Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon), Catriona Rubenis-Stevens (e.ro.sion), Nicola Murphy (Stop/Over), Zhailon Levingston (Tina, Broadway Advocacy Coalition), and Matt Engle (Much Ado About Nothing).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
KILL MOVE PARADISE by James Ijames, directed by Dexter J. Singleton, is the next production in Playhouse on Park's 12th Main Stage Season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
The Charlotte Peters directed play, which follows a father and daughter’s surprising story, is set to make its ‘IRL’ appearance as part of the King’s Head Theatre’s annual festival of new-writing, Playmill, where it runs from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th July. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021
Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company will present Dance With Us, an educational digital platform centered around the premiere of a series of new dance films. The resource launches from June 25-27, 2021 at 7pm ET with the premieres of the films and the reveal of the platform, a website whose URL will go live at this moment.
by Herbert Paine - Apr 9, 2021
On April 22nd, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre brings Michael Druxman’s play, ORSON WELLES, to the stage. In advance of its upcoming premiere: a conversation with director Lee Cooley about The Great One and the production.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 7, 2021
Hub Theatre Company of Boston will be returning to the virtual stage this spring with William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, directed by local favorite Bryn Boice.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2021
The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL presents AN INSTITUTION by Daniel A. Takacs and directed by Van Dirk Fisher, on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8PM EST and 5PM PST on Zoom.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
Following the success of the live Q&A in November 2020 which raised over £300,000 for Acting for Others, Lockdown Theatre today announces they will be rescreening For One Knight Only in aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund and partner organisation, the Fleabag Support Fund.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2021
Orange Tree Theatre today announce the full casts for Shaw Shorts: How He Lied to Her Husband and Overruled – a double bill of Bernard Shaw's short plays directed by Artistic Director Paul Miller.
by Alan Henry - Apr 24, 2021
We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2021
Much Ado About Nothing plays at On Pitch Performing Arts April 30th-May 8th, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 23, 2021
They will be pivoting from the event in its usual form: amphitheatre seating, drinks, snacks, and big Shakespeare cast and crew wandering in and out of audiences. They will be offering outdoor & physically distant  opportunities to experience Shakespeare in true Freewill style later in the summer when, hopefully, COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2021
RED BULL THEATER today announced that its offerings will continue on Monday May 3rd at 7:30 PM with a RemarkaBULL Podversation, Exploring CYMBELINE with Lily Rabe. She will join host Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director, for a conversation focused on an essential passage from Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2021
As part of its 2021 lineup, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Will Be Presented as Part of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival May 21-June 20.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021
It has been announced that performances of Life of Pi will now begin at the Wyndham's Theatre in the West End November 21. Life of Pi is a breath-taking new theatrical adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2021
Originally scheduled as part of Sherman Theatre's Autumn 2020 season, The Merthyr Stigmatist will be presented in a co-production with Theatre Uncut this Spring as a fully-staged digital production recorded in the Sherman Theatre Studio.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2021
Simon Russell Beale will play JS Bach in the world premiere of Nina Raine's Bach & Sons, directed by Nicholas Hytner.  Performances at The Bridge are from 23 June – 9 September 2021 with opening night on 29 June 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021
Mint Theater Company will continue the highly popular Silver Lining Streaming Series with the on-demand streaming of the two-camera archival recording (filmed in HD!) of A Picture of Autumn by N.C Hunter, directed by Gus Kaikkonen beginning Monday April 19th, and continuing through June 13th.
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 15, 2021
If you are a lover of Shakespeare and want to celebrate his birthday and his works, look no further for some ideas to get the celebration started!
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 13, 2021
Today’s subject Lileana Blain-Cruz is currently living her theatre life as the director of Signature Theatre’s latest Signature Features streaming offering entitled Daniel J.Watts’ The Jam: Only Child. The show recounts Watts’ life as the only child of a single mother. From the fierce growing pains of boyhood innocence to the awkwardness of teenage years to a proud Black man, Daniel digs through his memory’s attic in a powerful and playful story of metamorphosis. The production is available for streaming through May seventh on Marquee TV.