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Much Ado About Nothing

7 - 10 August 2019 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing

7 - 10 August 2019 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by Bell Shakespeare and State Theatre Centre of WA

Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings.

Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other.

Claudio however is quickly consumed by envy and his idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates Hero. Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to defend true love – even if they can’t recognise it in themselves.

But will truth and honesty win the day, and does love really conquer all?

Directed by Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans (Julius Caesar) and starring Zindzi Okenyo (Antony and Cleopatra, MTC’s An Ideal Husband) as Beatrice, this Much Ado About Nothing will be a powerful exploration of the struggle for identity and self-knowledge in a male-dominated world. The pursuit of love is framed in a social context that enhances the darker themes in this timeless comic gem.

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s contemporary comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots,  misinformation, false accusations, broken promises, and bumbling cops. Or is it?

Creative team

By William Shakespeare
Director James Evans

Zindzi Okenyo
Vivienne Awosoga
Danny Ball
Marissa Bennett
Mandy Bishop
Will McDonald
Suzanne Pereira
Duncan Ragg
Paul Reichstein
David Whitney

Director James Evans
Designer Pip Runciman
Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti
Composer & Sound Designer Andree Greenwell
Movement & Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Voice & Text Coach Jess Chambers

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.


  • $75.00 Adult

A Reserve

  • $65.00 Adult
  • $45.00 Concession (Full time students, Pension Card holders, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under, Unemployed)


  • $70 Premium groups (10+)
  • $60 A Reserve groups (10+)
  • $40 A Reserve concession groups (10+)
  • $25 School groups (8+) for schools only performance on 08/08/2019 at 11am. Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
  • $32.50 A Reserve student groups (8+) for all other performances.
  • Phone (08) 6212 9291 or email

Pricing and Fee Information

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Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
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Please note ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Post Show Discussion

Thursday 8 August 2019 at 11am (schools only performance)

Captioned and Auslan Performance

Thursday 8 August 2019 at 7:30pm. Use promo code AUSLAN to access seats in view of the interpreter. 

Captioning Device - To secure your Captioning Device for the night, please contact the venue. The devices are subject to availability. Alternatively the Go Theatrical Captioning App, on which the captions can be viewed during the show, can be downloaded onto your own apple or android device.

Audio Described and Tactile Tour

Saturday 10 August 2019 at 2:15pm

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