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Much Ado About Nothing

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Much Ado About Nothing

BY William Shakespeare

DIRECTOR James Evans

WITH Zindzi Okenyo

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 and loathing of each other. However Claudio is quickly seduced by envy and this 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. 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.

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?

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

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Venue: Pilbeam Theatre
Event Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Time: 7.30pm. Duration approx 150 minutes including intervals.
Cost: Adults $52, Pensioner $48, Friend of Theatre $48. PAY-YOUR-AGE: Patrons aged 26 years and under pay $1 per year of age.
Phone: 4927 4111

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