AMPAG, Bell Shakespeare Bell Shakespeare:Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Image Credits: Pierre Toussaint

July 2019

Fri 12 

Bell Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare


October 2019

Fri 11 

Canberra Theatre Centre

Canberra, ACT, 2601, AU,

October 2019

Thu 24 

Sydney Opera House

Sydney, NSW, 2000, AU,


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?

Orange Civic Theatre,  Orange (NSW)
12 – 13 July

Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC)
17 – 27 July
In Conversation (free event) Sunday 21 July 2019, 1pm

Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool (VIC)
30 July

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo (VIC)
3 August

State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth (WA)
7 – 10 August

Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany (WA)
13 August

Bunbury Entertainment Centre, Bunbury (WA)
15 August

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah (WA)
17 August

Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura (VIC)
21 August

Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith (NSW)
23 August

Arts Theatre, Burnie (TAS)
27 August

Theatre Royal, Hobart (TAS)
29 – 31 August

HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast (QLD)
4 – 5 September

Empire Theatre, Toowoomba (QLD)
7 September

Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton (QLD)
10 September

Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Mackay (QLD)
12 September

Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns (QLD)
14 September

Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs (NT)
17 September

Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin (NT)
20 September

NORPA, Lismore (NSW)
24 – 25 September

Capitol Theatre, Tamworth (NSW)
27 September

Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie (NSW)
30 September – 1 October

Civic Theatre, Newcastle (NSW)
3 October

Dubbo Regional Theatre, Dubbo (NSW)
5 October

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga (NSW)
8 October

Canberra Theatre Centre (ACT)
 11 – 19 October
In Conversation (free event)Sunday 13 October 2019, 1pm

Sydney Opera House (NSW)
22 October – 24 November
In Conversation (free event) Sunday 27 October 2019, 1pm