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. 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 comedy’s where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises, and bumbling cops. Or is it?
Workshop and Scholarship Opportunity
Bell Shakespeare is bringing to Toowoomba Regional Access Workshops and the John Bell Scholarship auditions on Thursday 8 August 2019.
Workshops are only available to those that have booked a group to the show (first in best dressed) but the auditions are able to be accessed by any individual student who meets the eligibility criteria.
Students must be a current high school student and be 16 by December 31 2019.
More information about the workshops here.
To book in a Regional Access Workshop at your school contact Jeanette on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 46989925.
Find some tips for auditionees here.
Empire Cardholder $38.00
Youth U25yrs $25.00
Groups 6+ $38.00
The production has a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.