Watford Palace Theatre Presents

By William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing

Director Brigid Larmour

Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy of misunderstandings, given a 1940s twist!

Beatrice and Benedick love to hate each other, but their friends suspect them of deeper feelings... War hero Claudio is madly in love with Beatrice’s pretty young cousin, but how well does he really know her?

Set at the height of the Battle of Britain, our affectionate homage to the servicewomen of World War Two is a playful response to the all-male productions of Shakespeare’s own time. 

Join us and step back in time to a Palace transported back into the 1940s, complete with sandbags, Gin and It, and a Home Guard recruitment stall...

Please note there will be smoking on stage.

Q&A: Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm

Audio Described: Sat 27 Oct, 2.30pm

Captioned: Thu 25 Oct, 7.30pm

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Afternoon Tea Fundraiser

MON 15 OCTOBER, 5PM

After the matinee, why not stay for a wartime tea party and help raise money for the Palace Youth Theatre (cakes provided by then Women's Institute). Tickets available in advance, suggested donation £5

110th Celebration Party Performance

SAT 20 OCTOBER, FROM 6.30PM

Get dressed up in your finest 1940s vintage wear and come join us as we mark our 110th Birthday in style. With swing dancers, themed cocktails and more this will be a night to remember at Watford Palace Theatre.

 

 

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Cast

Joanna Brookes
Joanna Brookes Dogberry/ Antonio
Elly Condron
Elly Condron Don Pedro/ Watchman
Rebekah Hinds
Rebekah Hinds Borachio/ Margaret
Emma Lane
Emma Lane Conrade/ Ursula/ Friar
Juliet Leighton-Jones
Juliet Leighton-Jones Anna/ Musician
Nyla Levy
Nyla Levy Hero/ Sexton
Pepter Lunkuse
Pepter Lunkuse Claudio/ Watchman
Anna O'Grady
Anna O'Grady Benedick
Tripti Tripuraneni
Tripti Tripuraneni Don John/ Verges
Emily Tucker
Emily Tucker Beatrice
Julia Watson
Julia Watson Leonato/ Watchman

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Reviews

'All-female cast add warmth and wit to Shakespeare’s romcom' The Stage

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Tickets

Box Office 01923 225671

Tickets

Previews: £15.50
Weekday evenings & matinees: £22, £19.50, £15.50
Friday & Saturday: £25, £22.50, £18
Concessions: £2 off
Senior Citizens: £13 on matinees
Rumour/16-25: £5
Friends of the Theatre: 10% off

ACCESS PERFORMANCES:

Audio Described: Sat 27 Oct, 2.30pm (Touch Tour available at 1pm please call box office for more details). 

Captioned: Thu 25 Oct, 7.30pm