Much Ado16 9

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