Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare - directed by Ronan Phelan
Rough Magic’s celebrated contemporary staging of Shakespeare’s screwball comedy goes on a national tour this November.
“Boisterous and intelligent… A hugely enjoyable and timeless treat.” – The Irish Independent
★★★★ “A whirl of verbal jousting and hustled affection” – The Irish Times
On the deck of a deluxe mobile home a group of friends gather for a week long party full of cocktail-infused debauchery, bad dancing and questionable gender politics.
As the celebrations continue, two couples emerge. Claudio and Hero fall deeply and madly in love, while Benedick and Beatrice resume their altogether more quarrelsome romance. ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ charts the course of these two star-crossed courtships as malicious rumour and pointed lies threaten to tear them both apart.
9th November Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
12th-13th November The Everyman, Cork
15th November Theatre Royal, Waterford
18th November An Grianán, Letterkenny
20th November Backstage Theatre, Longford
22th November Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
Directed by: Ronan Phelan
Cast: Clare Barrett, Venetia Bowe, Peter Corboy, Maeve Fitzgerald, Patrick Martins, Margaret McAuliffe, Jack Mullarkey, Shane O’Regan & Conor O’Riordan
Set Design: Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Design: Catherine Fay
Sound Design: Denis Clohessy
Marketing: Aileen Power
Photography: Ste Murray
A co-production with Kilkenny Arts Festival