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Much Ado About Nothing

Until August 24, 2024

Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps

- Act III, scene 2

Why See Much Ado About Nothing?

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the timeless comedy returns to the globe

One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing pits the sexes against each other with riotous results. Two couples dance 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 to get a truly happy ending. Back at the Globe for the 2024 season, enjoy a vivid, Elizabethan-flavoured production of this classic, with Globe Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes at the helm.

What is the story?

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?

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Opening night: 25 April 2024

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