Performance dates & times

Wednesday 17 Jul
7:30 PM
Thursday 18 Jul
7:30 PM
Friday 19 Jul
7:30 PM
Saturday 20 Jul
2:00 PM, 7:30 PM
Sunday 21 Jul
4:00 PM
Tuesday 23 Jul
6:30 PM
Wednesday 24 Jul
6:30 PM
Thursday 25 Jul
7:30 PM
Friday 26 Jul
7:30 PM
Saturday 27 Jul
2:00 PM, 7:30 PM

Accessible Performances

Audio Described Performance
Wednesday 24 Jul
6:30 PM
Captioned and Auslan Interpreted performance
Saturday 27 Jul
2:00 PM

Running Time 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval

Price range



All other performances

$75.00 - $95.00
$65.00 - $80.00
$40.00 - $45.00
Under 30
$40.00 - $45.00

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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?

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 comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises, and bumbling cops. Or is it?


Zindzi Okenyo, Vivienne Awosoga, Danny Ball, Marissa Bennett, Mandy Bishop, Will McDonald, Suzanne Pereira, Duncan Ragg, Paul Reichstein, David Whitney

Creative Team

William Shakespeare
James Evans
Pip Runciman
Composer & Sound Design
Andrée Greenwell
Lighting Designer
Niklas Pajanti
Movement & Fight Director
Nigel Poulton
Voice & Text Coach
Jess Chambers

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