Glasshouse Port Macquarie presents
Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Director James Evans
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 for each other.
Claudio however is quickly consumed by envy and his 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?
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s contemporary comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises, and bumbling cops. Or is it?
Beatrice: Zindzi Okenyo
Hero / Conrade: Vivienne Awosoga
Don Pedro: Danny Ball
Margaret / Verges: Marissa Bennett
Dogberry / Balthasar: Mandy Bishop
Claudio / Borachio: Will McDonald
Antonio: Suzanne Pereira
Benedick: Duncan Ragg
Don John: Paul Reichstein
Leonato: David Whitney
Director: James Evans
Designer: Pip Runciman
Lighting Designer: Niklas Pajanti
Composer & Sound Designer: Andrée Greenwell
Movement & Fight Director : Nigel Poulton
Voice & Text Coach: Jess Chambers
This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.