Tickets Go On Sale For Shakespeare’s Globe Touring Performance Of Much Ado About Nothing
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Tickets for the Shakespeare’s Globe touring production of Much Ado About Nothing at The Georgian Theatre Royal this Autumn will go on general release on Friday 15 May.
Known as one of Shakespeare’s liveliest comedies and performed by this world-renowned company, Much Ado About Nothing is set to be one of the highlights of the region’s 2015 cultural calendar.
Playing at Richmond’s historic Georgian Theatre Royal from Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 September, the production will then continue its UK and European tour. Much Ado About Nothing is part of The Georgian Theatre Royal’s forthcoming Autumn Season but this show is being released ahead of this programme to give people the opportunity to make early bookings.
Warnock Kerr, Chief Executive of The Georgian Theatre Royal, is confident that the production will be a hit with theatre audiences. “We are honoured to be hosting a company of this magnitude and reputation. Anyone who saw last year’s Globe production of King Lear will know that theatre really doesn’t come any better than this! We are expecting tickets to sell very quickly as audiences will have the added bonus of seeing this fabulous production in such a beautiful and unique location.”
In the play, Claudio loves Hero and Hero loves Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice, Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend.
Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being in denial, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us - in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick - two of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most endearing pair of lovers. It is also one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays and extremely popular with modern audiences.
This must-see production is directed by Max Webster, designed by James Cotterill and composed by John Barber. The talented cast includes: Aaron Anthony as Claudio; Christopher Harper as Benedick; Emma Pallant as Beatrice; Jessica Warbeck as Hero; Jim Kitson as Don Pedro; Robert Pickavance as Leonato; Joanne Howarth as Margaret/Borachio/Friar; and Alex Mugnaioni as Don John.
Tickets cost from £10 to £25 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online at www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk. There will be evening shows starting at 7.30pm from 2 to 5 September and additional matinee performances at 2.00pm on 3 and 5 September.