Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

21 July 2015 2 August 2015


Old Schools Quadrangle (Map)


Oxford Playhouse


The Bodleian Library and the Oxford Playhouse are delighted to be welcoming back the Globe Theatre on Tour this July to perform Much Ado About Nothing in the stunning outdoor setting of the Bodleian Library's Old Schools Quadrangle.

Claudio loves Hero and Hero loves Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice loves Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince can force Benedick to question his loyalty and prove where his love lies.

Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being in denial, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, one of Shakespeare's wittiest and most endearing pairs of lovers.

'Tremendously entertaining and laugh out loud funny' - read the Oxford Mail's review of the production

Performance dates

Tuesday 21 July-Sunday 2 August (excluding Monday 27 July)

There will be a matinee and an evening performace on both Sunday 26 July and Sunday 2 August.

Pre-show talks

FREE pre-performance talks will be offered by members of the University of Oxford and Brookes University English Faculties, offering an introduction to the play. Talks take place at 7pm before Tuesday-Friday and Sunday performances in Convocation House, Bodleian Library. 

Ticket prices

£22.50 (discounts £20.50)

Image: Globe Theatre on Tour's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Old Schools Quadrangle, 2010.


Tickets must be purchased for the performances. Please book via the Oxford Playhouse website or by calling 01865 305305.

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