Much Ado About Nothing

Described on Saturday July 15, 2017 at 2 pm at Bard on the Beach, MainStage, 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vanier Park, Vancouver | 604-739-0559 | Map

Tickets are $29 for VocalEye users and the same price for up to one companion (a limited number of $21 tickets are also available at all Bard performances). Please call 604-739-0559 to purchase tickets and reserve headsets. Seating on the left side of the audience is recommended for best reception. 

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including intermission. This performance will be followed by a Touch Tour. 

VocalEye Members may reserve a Theatre Buddy at least 48 hours in advance by email or phone 604-364-5949.

Described by Ingrid Turk

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Murphy

It’s Italy in 1959, and a group of actors and filmmakers are celebrating the wrap of their latest movie. Movie stars Beatrice and Benedick are drawn to each other but refuse to admit it, and Hero and Claudio’s marriage plans are about to be sabotaged by a journalist’s mean-spirited scheme. Cue the paparazzi, then a faked death, and la dolce vita threatens to become not so sweet; but with a script full of surprises, love can still triumph before the credits roll.


DON PEDRO, a great film director
DONA JOHNNA, his Sister and aspiring film maker
CLAUDIO, an up-and-coming actor
BENEDICK, a famous actor
LEONATO, Head of the Film Studio
HERO, a rising star and Daughter to Leonato
BEATRICE, celebrated actress and Niece to Leonato
MARGARET, friend of Hero’s
URSULA, a production assistant
BORACHIO, a paparazzi
DOGBERRY, a Constable
VERGES, a Headborough


“Bard on the Beach delivers a near flawless production that’s charming, hilarious, and daringly creative.”The Georgia Straight

“Bard’s Much Ado a Fellini-esque romp.”  –The Vancouver Sun

“It’s all very handsome, hugely entertaining and a great start to the 2017 Bard on the Beach season.” -The WestEnder

“Much Ado About Nothing is about something: the perilous terrain between men and women.” -Colin Thomas


Much Ado About Nothing – Plot Synopsis

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