Sparks fly in the Sicilian sunshine, but romance won’t win easily in this feisty comedy.
One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, Much Ado About Nothing marries witticism with sharp edge, introducing us to two of Shakespeare’s most loquacious lovers: Benedick and Beatrice. A vivid and compelling tale, this romantic comedy explores the nature of love, and asks whether romance alone can truly overcome the obstacles of family, society, honour and deception.
Cambridge University’s Marlowe Society, one of the university’s most acclaimed dramatic societies, returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre after its string of successful productions in recent years including Romeo and Juliet and Edward II. The Marlowe Society has launched the careers of some of Britain’s greatest actors including Sir Ian McKellen, Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Derek Jacobi, and continues its tradition of showcasing the best theatrical talent at the university.
Much Ado About Nothing is directed by Richard Beecham, whose credits include productions across Britain and on tour, and productions at The Old Vic, Theatre Royal Bath and the Watford Palace.
Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval
Wednesday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £18/£25/£30*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £18/£25*
*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee