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Ended 31 Jul 2017 after 17 days

Part of Emma Rice's Summer Of Love 2017 season!

Closed 31 Jul 2017


One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, this also has its darker moments. Two couples are dancing around declaring their love for each other; Benedick and Beatrice, and Hero and Claudio. But when the machinations of a dastardly nobleman threaten their happiness, one of our heroes must fake their own death in order to get a truly happy ending. This production is helmed by Matthew Dunster and forms part of the 50th anniversary of the Summer Of Love in 1967, the final season of outgoing artistic director Emma Rice.<

Claudio loves Hero and she loves him back; in fact, there appears that nothing will ever keep these two lovers apart. In the meantime Claudio’s friend Benedick has fallen in love with Beatrice, and vice versa, but because these two play mind games with each other, it appears that getting them together is an insurmountable task. But when a vengeful nobleman enters the fray, his schemes and intrigues force Benedick into admitting his love for Beatrice, as well as having to kill his best friend. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by vowing to kill his best friend. But will he be able to carry out this man's nefarious plan? Or will friendship and honesty prevail?

Additional Information


Opening night: 14 July 2017

Closing night: 31 July 2017


Suitable for ages 11+

Run time

To be confirmed by producers

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1 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

Vic & Chris : “Excellet Preformance”

This production is one of the best performances of Shakespeare that I have ... more

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