Bell Shakespeare announces ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Bell Shakespeare announces ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Much Ado About Nothing
Photo: Pierre Toussaint

Acclaimed theatre company Bell Shakespeare has revealed Much Ado About Nothing will be the latest masterpiece it will tackle.

In case you didn’t read the play in high school, Much Ado About Nothing tells the story of Beatrice and Benedick, who constantly try to one-up each other in a battle of wits. Bell Shakespeare’s interpretation of the text will delve deep into the struggles of identity and self-knowledge in a world ruled by men.

Lead actor Zindzi Okenyo will bring the character of Beatrice to life, and the show is directed by Shakespeare aficionado James Evans. Duncan Ragg, Vivienne Awosoga, Danny Ball, Marissa Bennett, Mandy Bishop, Will McDonald, Suzanne Pereira, Paul Reichstein and David Whitney round out the cast.

Much Ado About Nothing comes to Arts Centre Melbourne between Wednesday July 17 and Saturday July 27. Tickets available via the venue website.