Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

A tumultuous and unpredictable play about finding yourself and your happiness.


Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) return to Wilton’s Music Hall in their 20th anniversary year, as Elizabeth Freestone directs Shakespeare’s comedy about the precarious path to finding love.

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.

Critic reviews

Luminous leads lift tale of comedy and pain

The Times

A classic Shakespeare production with a little modern twist

Theatre Weekly

A party feel in the first half of Elizabeth Freestone’s production slumps like a hangover when Dorothea Myer-Bennett and Geoffrey Lumb are off-stage

The Guardian (Tobacco Factory Run)

A complexly rendered, wholly charismatic performance

The Stage (Tobacco Factory Run)

Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy and wit and romance at its best

WhatsOnStage (Tobacco Factory Run)

An essentially fun and heartfelt production

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 12 Nov - Sat 23 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Graces Alley E1 8JB London, UK · Get Directions

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