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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

UK tour, June – September 2022.

Come and enjoy an hour or two in a glorious setting with Shakespeare's most popular bantering couple — Beatrice and Benedick. Hilariously awkward in each other's presence, their witty repartee leads to love — with a little help from their friends.

Throw in a delightfully conniving baddie out to create mischief, a young and naïve but dashing couple and the out-of-their-depth local police force and you have the recipe for a truly delightful bit of theatrical escapism.

Bear in the Air Productions are an award nominated theatre company who bring you their insanely talented troupe of travelling players for the benefit of your venue and local area. We're also very excited to take the show indoors for the first time at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre.

Here's what audiences have said this year and last:

“Thanks for your production of Much Ado About Nothing at Bletchley Park. Perfect location for open air theatre.”

“Saw you yesterday at Bletchley Park and loved it! A really good, fun adaptation. Thank you.”

“A wonderfully amusing and fun adaptation. Actors were brilliant; we all enjoyed it immensely. And enjoyed tasting some of the Oaken Grove wine.”

“What a lovely evening spent watching cast and creatives”

“Wonderful show… Hilarious and very entertaining”

“Most enjoyable performance”

“I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the delightful fun of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and now look forward to your company visiting again next year.”

“We thoroughly enjoyed tonight's performance of Twelfth Night. Well done to all the cast for the lively and fun entertainment”

Claudio and Don Pedro talk of love matters
Don Pedro singing in the revels as Benedick plays guitar
The Watch and Don Pedro
Benedick hiding
Claudio and Benedick listen to Beatrice
Beatrice and Benedick
Don John and Borachio plot
Benedick takes Beatrice's hand
Crowd at Bletchley Park
The Watch capture Borachio
Crown at Oaken Grove Vineyard
Crowd at Wokingham
Hero jilted at her wedding
Claudio and Don Pedro tease Benedick


Director — Heather Simpkin
Adapted for six players by Heather Simpkin

Cast (in order of appearance)