Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
Ends Oct 2022 2h 45m
Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
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Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(10 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
10%
Negative
0%
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Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful

About the Show

The Globe presents Shakespeare's comedy about misunderstandings, courtships and love. 

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Member Reviews (10)

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97 Reviews | 13 Followers
60
Overrated, Slow, Great acting, Delightful

See it if a perfectly adequate production of a non-incredible shakespeare play

Don't see it if you want to see something new, something mind-blowing

40 Reviews | 4 Followers
80
Great staging, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a bright, clever, funny, entertaining production. I laughed the whole time. Brilliant comedy and acting

Don't see it if you don’t like Shakespeare, his comedies, or if you can’t let loose and enjoy a bit of British humor or wit. I had a blast

12 Reviews | 1 Follower
81
Must see, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like Shakespeare, and want something different. The Globe itself is an amazing experience, even with standing tickets.

Don't see it if Your English is weak, and you don't like long dialogues

9 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love Shakespeare or you have never seen it before. This show was one that I’ll remember for a long time. Everything was perfect!

Don't see it if I can’t thing of anything. If you don’t like standing, but a seat. If the seats are too expensive, buy a standing ticket!

9 Reviews | 0 Followers
81
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy modern adaptations of Shakespeare, funny plays and a bit of dancing and singing

Don't see it if you prefer traditional adaptations of Shakespeare and dislike the accordion

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Romantic, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like humor and drama and romance

Don't see it if you don’t have a soul

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2 Reviews | 0 Followers
88
Relevant, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want to bring Shakespeare to life. My daughter was studying this at school, this made it easy for her to understand.

Don't see it if You don’t like Shakespeare

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
73
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Absorbing, Funny

See it if Like Shakespeare, outdoor productions, audience interaction. The guards were very funny

Don't see it if Old English play, adaptations of Shakespeare, this one is set in Italy just pre WW2. Accordions were used for the music which we liked.

Critic Reviews (9)

The Telegraph (UK)
May 1st, 2022

Defined by its attention to detail, it balances directorial innovation with actorly inspiration. Some of the ‘business’ drags ... though the organised chaos of the incompetent night watchmen in the second half is a joy.
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The London Evening Standard
May 3rd, 2022

Bailey’s joyful production of Shakespeare’s play glows with the warmth of the Italian sun. This is a smart, stylish, grown-up staging, and the most purely pleasurable evening I’ve had at the Globe in yonks.
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The Guardian (UK)
May 1st, 2022

Lucy Bailey’s production is a thoroughly elegant one. A gender-reversed Leonata (Katy Stephens) gives an especially strong performance, alongside Davis and Phelps, whose verbal swordplay sparkles with intelligence and mischief.
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The Times (UK)
May 2nd, 2022

In a production by Lucy Bailey that elegantly feminises some of the power structures, Katy Stephens is a standout. The sense of fun, finally, is all the more infectious for having been tested ... [in a] production that embraces this sweet and sour play’s contradictions with a forgiving smile on its face.
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The Stage (UK)
April 30th, 2022

The overall breezy tone means that the sudden shifts into darkness feels more marked. But this darkness is quickly banished ... in a production intent on spreading good cheer and warm feeling, a little sunshine after a hard winter.
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Time Out London
May 3rd, 2022

The second act’s sickly lurch into tragedy comes as a shock ... the darkness doesn't quite land. It's a memorable start to the summer season, full of music and mayhem in equal measure.
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WhatsOnStage
May 3rd, 2022

This is a comedy and a hugely satisfying one at that. The darker interpretation here of some aspects of the text serves to throw the funny stuff into such relief that it soars. This Much Ado About Nothing is as sparkling and heady as an extra dry prosecco: it's a real treat.
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The Arts Desk
May 2nd, 2022

Much of the energy of Shakespeare’s script comes from the fact that the characters are decompressing after a war, and Bailey ensures that we do not forget this, even as we get whirled up in the absurdity. Bailey has marked herself out through her inspirational collaborations with designers and this is no exception.
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