MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
In the year that marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s sparkling, battle-of-the-sexes comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.
Triumphant in battle, Don Pedro and his men return to Messina. The Governor, Leonato, toasts their success by throwing a masquerade ball where well-intentioned plots and evil schemes abound as enemies deceive lovers and friends trick friends in this lively summer comedy.
“Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love.”
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!”
Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this funny, moving and fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costume, music and dance, this is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer.
James trained at Rose Bruford. Theatre credits include: Henry V (Antic Disposition), Philoctetes (BAM New York), As You Like It, An Enemy Of The People (Aquila Theatre Company), Macbeth (Judson Theatre, New York), Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors & The Importance of Being Earnest (Oxford Shakespeare Company).
Jon trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Kings Theatre Portsmouth and Teatro Stabile Verona), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Brockley Jack Studio). Credits whilst training include: Richard II, Dreaming America, Women of Troy, Titus Andronicus, Philistines.
Jordan trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Theatre credits include: The Fat Man’s Wife (Stone Crabs), Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco (Waking Exploits), The Passion (National Theatre of Wales/Wildworks); The Comedy of Errors (RSC), Measure For Measure (Clwyd Theatre Cymru).
Joshua trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Theatre credits include: Services No Longer Required (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Imperial War Museum North), Loot & Funny Turns (Hull Truck Theatre), Austen (East Riding Theatre), Departure Lounge (InStep Theatre).
Matthew trained at Bristol Old Vic. Theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Reversed Shakespeare Company), Whistleblower (Waterloo East), The Emperor Jones (LOST Theatre), Doctor Faustus, Lulu, Macbeth (Pandemonium Performance), The Cherry Orchard (Theatro Technis).
Oliver trained at Guildford School of Acting. Theatre credits include: The Silver Sword (National Tour), The Gathered Leaves (Park Theatre, London). Credits whilst training include: Henry VI Parts I-III, There is a War, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire.
and their Roles
Don John, Dogberry & Friar Francis:
Hero, Borachio & John Glover:
Benedick & Verges:
Don Pedro, Conrade, Francis Wirrall & Sexton:
Leonato, Margaret & Hugh Oatcake:
Claudio & Alfred Goodstaff:
Beatrice & George Seacoal: