Much Ado About Nothing

29th June – 19th August, 2017
Wadham College Gardens,

23 & 24 August, 2017
Ashton Court Manor South Lawn,
Bristol  BS41 9JN

26 August, 2017
Poundisford Lodge, Pitminster
Somerset  TA3 7AE

Directed by Nicholas Green.

Original Composition by Nicholas Lloyd Webber.


Messina, 1943. War is raging...the Italian Resistance defend their lands...and their hearts. 

Will Beatrice and Benedick ever fall in love? 

Will Claudio and Hero ever marry? Resisting love though is only part of their troubles; Don John and his gang of early Mafiosi, driven by greed and jealousy, seek to undermine the sanctity of blood and the bonds of family. Meanwhile, the well meaning antics of the Watch cause an altogether more comic misrule... 

The OSC makes a welcome return to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, which we last produced in 2002, and is a natural successor to last year’s wondrous Love’s Labour’s Lost (Critics’ Choice, The Telegraph). The OSC have long been regarded as a cultural highlight of the Oxford summer, performing to thousands of returning local residents and delighting a broad audience of national and international visitors of all ages.

Matinee Performances

Adults £19.00
Concessions* £13.00

Evening Performances

Adults £24.00
Concessions* £18.00

Under fives are free. Disabled customers may bring 1 carer free. Customers requiring a free companion ticket please call us on +44 (0)844 879 4418 or +44 (0)7581 751 198

Ways To Save —
See it First: All preview tickets are just £13.00 for the June 29th and 30th performances. Groups of 10 or more: Please contact Emma on +44 (0)844 879 4418 or +44 (0)7581 751 198. Schools: By Arrangement.

*ConcessionsFull Time Students, Under 18s, Over 65s & Registered Disabled. ID will be required.



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Christopher Jordan


Ivy Corbin


Christopher Laishley

Don Pedro

David Chittenden


Heather Johnson


Peter Rae

Don John

Samuel Simmonds


Owen Pullar


Robyn Sinclair