Presented by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

12th November to 23rd November . 7:30pm, 2.30pm Thursday and Saturday .
£12.50 - £27 full price, £10 - £24.50 concessions

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) return to Wilton’s Music Hall during their 20th anniversary after their celebrated Othello co-production with English Touring Theatre. Elizabeth Freestone directs Shakespeare’s comedy about the precarious path to finding love following her acclaimed Henry V for stf last year.

Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.

Home from war, a group of soldiers attempt to put their fighting days behind them. But adjusting to civilian life isn’t easy, especially when love is thrown into the mix. How do you let go of your demons? How do you learn to be your real self again? And what does that mean for the friendships that helped you survive?

Much Ado About Nothing
is an examination of the lies we tell each other and ourselves. Shakespeare’s play is a riotous story of trickery and pretence: both the innocent playful kind that might help two people find each other; as well as the darkly treacherous kind that might have terrible consequences.

With a vivid array of characters Much Ado About Nothing is a tumultuous and unpredictable play about finding yourself and your happiness.

Alice Barclay: Ursula 
Dorothea Myer-Bennett: Beatrice 
Christopher Bianchi: Leonato
Hannah Bristow: Hero/Verges
Georgia Frost: Don Jon/ Sexton
Bethan Mary-James: Margaret
Geoffrey Lumb: Benedick
Imran Momen: Claudio/Oatcake
Louise Mai Newberry: Dogberry
Zachary Powell: Don Pedro/ Seacole
Alex Wilson: Borachio/ Friar

Creative team:
Elizabeth Freestone: Director
Jean Chan: Designer
Chris Warner: Composer and Sound Designer
Nic Farman: Lighting Designer
Maria Clarke: Movement Director
Nic Prior: Production Manager

Image Design: by FutureKings. Made with Unsplash

They like it

  • A drum-tight ensemble... moment after moment pierces and startles

    ****. The Times on stf’s Henry V Directed by Elizabeth Freestone (2018)

  • The most intelligent, compelling and pertinent Shakespeare production I have seen for some time. A real accomplishment

    ****. The Sunday Times on stf’s Henry V Directed by Elizabeth Freestone (2018)

  • One of the best I have seen

    ****. The Observer on stf’s Othello co-production Directed by Richard Twyman (2017)

  • Articulate, dynamic and thrilling

    ****. The Stage on stf’s Othello co-production Directed by Richard Twyman (2017)

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