Much Ado About Nothing
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.
29th June – 19th August, 2017
Wadham College Gardens,
Oxford OX1 3PN
23 & 24 August, 2017
Ashton Court Manor, South Lawn,
Bristol BS41 9JN
26 August, 2017
Poundisford Lodge, Pitminster
Somerset TA3 7AE