Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

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About the Play

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s great comedies. This joyous romp celebrates brave soldiers returning triumphant from the battlefield only to find themselves bewildered by love. At a masked ball, heroic warrior Claudio falls for beautiful Hero, while Benedick engages in verbal sparring matches with feisty Beatrice. Will Claudio and Hero be happily married, or will scoundrels successfully conspire against them? Could Benedick and Beatrice’s aversion transform itself into affection?

Join us for a feisty celebration involving some of Perth’s most loved performers!

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Cast & Creatives

Cast includes: Elizabeth Blackmore, Austin Castiglione, Brendan Ewing, Brendan Hanson, Stuart Halusz, Luke Hewitt, Kirsty Hillhouse, Geoff Kelso, Michael Loney, Kenneth Ransom, Tim Solly, Steve Turner, Irma Woods and Shubhadra Young

Director: Kate Cherry

Set & Costume Designer: Christina Smith Lighting Designer: David Murray Sound Designer: Ash Gibson Greig


“… a thoroughly entertaining evening” The West Australian

“… the overarching warmth and sincerity of Cherry’s direction creates a memorable and, at time, touching drama” The Australian

“Cherry has created a visually beautiful, intellectuall stimulating, finely produced outing with this deceptively complex story of love and betrayal” Perth Now

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