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Much Ado About Nothing


Presented by the Pop-up Globe Northumberland's Company. 

“I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.”

The Pop-up Globe Northumberland's Company presents Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, at the Anthony Harper Pop-up Globe Theatre

Travelling home in the summer heat, a group of soldiers break their journey on a South Pacific Island, at a luxurious mansion inhabited by a wealthy businessman and his beautiful entourage. But while the valiant Claudio, and beautiful Hero are head over heels in love, the cynical Benedick swears he’ll never be married - and particularly not to the quick-witted Beatrice. Or will he? Mayhem ensues.

With a south Pacific setting, and performed by a full cast in spectacular costumes that blend the past and present, Much Ado About Nothing is an invitation to a joyful and uproarious house party, combining live music, dance and performances by a specially formed international ensemble. 

This production is a revival of our critically-acclaimed 2017 Auckland production, originally directed by Miriama McDowell and here presented with a new cast, having performed to sell-out crowds for seventeen weeks at Pop-up Globe Melbourne in 2017/18.

The Pop-up Globe Northumberland's Company are Pop-up Globe’s resident company of male and female actors and live musicians, working with world experts to bring you the shock of the old: the effect of Shakespeare’s plays performed in the space for which they were written.

Earlier Event: December 7
Romeo and Juliet
Later Event: December 9
Jo Koy