Much Ado About Nothing Tickets

Much Ado About Nothing Tickets

Much Ado About Nothing Tickets
Much Ado About Nothing Tickets

About Much Ado About Nothing

Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan play Beatrice and Benedick in an Italian Riviera-themed Much Ado About Nothing at the National Theatre. Much Ado About Nothing tickets are available on London Theatre now.

The Much Ado About Nothing play will follow the expected stories of gender, love, romance and confused identities. But rather than placing it in a Shakespearean era, Simon Godwin directs a Much Ado About Nothing newly set in the Italian riviera.

Set in 1930s Europe, this production centres around the Hotel Messina, a lavish, upmarket destination visited by artists and royalty. But as wedding bells ring, will all the guests be in the mood for love?

There’s two Much Ado About Nothing London plays this summer. Down the road at Shakespeare’s Globe, Lucy Bailey directs Much Ado About Nothing set a few years later in World War Two. But if you’re seeing the Shakespeare play at the National, expect a continental European flair. Check out all the Shakespeare plays in London.

The Olivier-nominated Katherine Parkinson stars as Beatrice. Previously, Parkinson’s National Theatre credits include Home, I’m Darling, which later transferred to the West End. She’s joined by John Heffernan as Benedick, Eben Figueiredo as Claudio, Ioanna Kimbook as Hero, and Ashley Zhangazha as Don Pedro.

Much Ado About Nothing marks Simon Godwin’s second Shakespeare play at the National. He previously directed a 2017 production of Twelfth Night starring Tamsin Greig.

Tickets to Much Ado About Nothing are available now. Book your Much Ado About Nothing tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2 hour 30 minutes including one 20 minute interval

Start date

7th July, 2022

End date

10th September, 2022



Recommended 14 +

25 Reviews



535 Reviews | 137 Followers
Delightful, Great ensemble, Lavish set

See it if you like charming, smart, funny modern adaptations of Shakespeare's comedies, that are approachable and fun, with great directorial touches.

Don’t see it if you prefer more classic approaches to this material or a more contemporary fare. Also, at over 2.5 hours the second act does drag a little..

Sue R 2151

Sue R 2151

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
Colourful, Engaging, Amusing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love Shakespeare! A great cast & super adaptation.

Don’t see it if You can’t follow a Shakespearean plot!

Aisling Siobhan

Aisling Siobhan

18 Reviews | 3 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy classic Shakespeare without unnecessary modernisation.

Don’t see it if There's no reason not to see it to be honest.

Jordan Paul

Jordan Paul

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’re a fan of Shakespeare made accessible, with incredible acting, a stunning and clever set and fun costumes.

Don’t see it if You don’t enjoy the modern spectacle of Shakespeare and would prefer to see the classics done in a more traditional take.

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Much Ado About Nothing cast and creative team

By: William Shakespeare
Director: Simon Godwin
Cast list: Katherine Parkinson, John Heffernan, Celeste Dodwell, Eben Figueiredo, Olivia Forrest, David Fynn, Ashley Gillard, Brandon Grace, Nick Harris, Phoebe Horn, David Judge, Kiren Kebaili-Dwyer, Wendy Kweh, Ioanna Kimbook, Marcia Lecky, Ewan Miller, Mateo Oxley, Rufus Wright, Ashley Zhangazha
Set: Anna Fleischle
Costume: Evie Gurney
Lighting: Lucy Carter
Sound: Christopher Shutt


National Theatre, South Bank, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9PX


Location: West End
Railway station: Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
Night bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
Car park: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
Directions from tube: (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theatre.

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