Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

!Book Tickets

27 Jan – 25 Feb 2017

Preview night 27th January
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

 

Venue: Genesian Theatre
Theatre Company: Genesian Theatre

Duration: N/A


Love is a battlefield!

The sailors are home from war and ready for a bit of R&R. The girls are happy to see them. Well, almost all the girls. There is still that war of wits between Beatrice and Benedick.

From the moment he lays eyes on Hero and her large inheritance, Claudio knows he’s going to marry her. His friend Benedick, though, isn’t a fan of the whole “marriage” concept, swearing he’ll remain a bachelor forever. And as Claudio sizes up Hero, and Benedick and Beatrice lock horns, other characters pair up and the real battle begins – that of women to have the same rights as men.

A beloved comedy. But it isn’t a nice story. It’s a world where men are able to defend their honour by fighting in a battle or a duel. But for a woman, there is no way back.

It’s Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and it is full of the stuff of dark comedy. Behind all the wordplay, misconception, and pranks; Shakespeare exposes the dark, ugly truth about gender roles and inequality. Could a play be more relevant?

Production
Director Deborah Mulhall
Costume Design Susan Carveth

Cast
Constance Claire Oehme
Leonato Tony Guyot
Messenger Frederick Hama
Beatrice Emma Wright
Antonia Sally Lewis
Hero Catherine Lewis
Don Pedro Johann Sliva
Benedick Ted Crosby
Don John David Wiernik
Claudio Matthew Raven
Margaret Suev Wallace
Ursula Davita van der Velde
Dogberry Paul Barbary
Verges Tracey Okeby Lucan
Seacol Damien Silvester
Oatcake Frederick Hama
Friar Damien Silvester


Ticket Prices
Adults $30 / Concession $25 / Group (10 people+) $25 per ticket.

Preview night: All seats $20, door sales only, no bookings taken.