Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Contact: Naomi Jeremy (Email)



Directed by Elizabeth Freestone

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) return to Tobacco Factory Theatres this autumn to celebrate their 20th Bristol season. Elizabeth Freestone (Henry V) is back to direct Shakespeare’s comedy about the precarious path to finding love.

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 explores how hard it is to be vulnerable and how we navigate the precarious path to love. It’s an examination of  the lies we tell each other – and ourselves. Looking at deception and self-deception, 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 each with passionately held beliefs about themselves and the world, Much Ado About Nothing is a tumultuous and unpredictable play about finding yourself and your happiness.

I do love nothing in the world so well as you: is not that strange?

Please join us after the 2.30pm performance on Thu 31 October for a free post show discussion.

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