Much Ado About Nothing kicks off a season of thrilling Shakespeare plays at the Globe Theatre this summer. This sixteenth century Shakespeare comedy continues to delight modern day audiences, and is a classic not to be missed!
April 1945, Northern Italy. Following years of war, Leonata and her daughters reopen their battle-scarred palazzo for a celebration to welcome the partisan soldiers back from recent hard-fought victories.
Young lovers Hero and Claudio and proud singletons Beatrice and Benedick have their limits tested like never before in a wild mix of games, pranks and mischievous plots.
Director Lucy Bailey returns to the Globe after directing the seminal production of Titus Andronicus (2014) as well as Macbeth (2010), Timon of Athens (2008), As You Like It (1998), The Maid’s Tragedy (1997), and Comus for the Sam Wanamaker (2016). The battle of the sexes is reignited this summer with Shakespeare’s energetic tale of jealousy, self-discovery, and love.
You can book until the 23rd of October 2022.
Run time: Approx 3 hours including interval.
Age Recommendation: We do not have age limits on our production. Some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting.
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.
Venue Information: Globe Theatre
Nearest Underground Station: London Bridge (Northern line & Jubilee line)
Exit the station, following signs for the River Thames/South Bank. As you reach the river, head west and the Globe is by the Tate Modern on the south side of the river.
Nearest Train Station: London Bridge
Local routes include: 45, 63, 100 (to Blackfriars Bridge); 11, 15, 17, 26 (to Mansion House); 76 (to St Paul’s Cathedral); 344 (from Liverpool Street Station, towards Clapham, on Southwark Bridge Road) and 381, 344 (towards Liverpool Street Station, on Southwark Street).