Much Ado About Nothing | Rough Magic

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Updated: July 24th, 2019

Rough Magic Theatre Company and Kilkenny Arts Festival present

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Lime Tree Theatre | Friday, November 22nd | 8pm | €25/€22


On the deck of a deluxe mobile home a group of friends gather for a week long party full of cocktail-infused debauchery, bad dancing and questionable gender politics.

As the celebrations continue, two couples emerge. Claudio and Hero fall deeply and madly in love, while Benedick and Beatrice resume their altogether more quarrelsome romance. ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ charts the course of these two star-crossed courtships as malicious rumour and pointed lies threaten to tear them both apart.

Rough Magic’s vivid, contemporary staging of Shakespeare’s celebrated screwball comedy premieres at the Kilkenny Arts Festival this summer. This festive production of deception and excess, sparkling wit and linguistic exuberance asks – can we ever truly know the people we love?

ENSEMBLE CAST: Clare Barrett / Venetia Bowe / Peter Corboy / Maeve Fitzgerald / Patrick Martins / Margaret McAuliffe / Jack Mullarkey / Shane O’Regan / Conor O’Riordan


Direction: Ronan Phelan

Set Design: Sabine Dargent

Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels

Costume Design: Catherine Fay

Sound Design & Composition: Denis Clohessy

• Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
• No exchanges or refunds.
• Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
• No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
• Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.


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