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Much Ado About Nothing, Shrewsbury

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present Much Ado About Nothing

This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are touring their magical production of Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s sparkling battle-of-the-sexes comedy; a story of trickery, treachery and, ultimately, true love.

For the past decade this hugely popular company have brought their own special brand of authentic, exhilarating and engaging all-male productions to the UK’s most historically important and visually stunning venues and this year’s production, in the year that marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, will be no different.  

To toast Don Pedro’s triumph in battle, Leonato, the Governor of Messina, throws a masquerade ball where well-intentioned plots and evil schemes abound as enemies deceive lovers and friends trick friends. Locked together in a ‘merry war’ Benedick, a confirmed bachelor and Beatrice, an avowed maid are resolutely set against marriage. However their friends have a plan. Their ‘will-they-won’t-they’ relationship is one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most famous love stories.

They never meet but there’s a skirmish of wit between them!

Peter Stickney, Artistic Director says, “Much Ado is the play that our audiences have been begging us to return to. This lively summer comedy has one of Shakespeare’s most famous and funniest warring couples that will keep you guessing about their relationship until the very end! I can’t think of anything more perfect for a summer’s evening than a classical retelling of this great play set against the background of one of the nation’s most beautiful outdoor venues. “

Will Benedick and Beatrice ever get together? Can Dogberry’s comically incompetent Watchmen save the day? Will the evil plots be scuppered and true love win out in the end? To find out, be sure to catch this brilliant all-male company perform Shakespeare as it would have been; in the open air, in full Elizabethan costume and with traditional music and dance.  This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer.