Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Eleanor Thornton

Dates: Tuesday 16 to Saturday 27 July

Location: University Parks

Tickets: Standard: £16 | Concessions: £13

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‘Some Cupid kill with arrows, some with traps.’

OTG is delighted to be back in the beautiful surroundings of Oxford’s University Parks with a sassy and fun-filled performance of Shakespeare’s well-loved rom-com, Much Ado About Nothing.

As Count Claudio and Hero fall in love and prepare to wed, Hero’s cousin Beatrice and avowed bachelor Benedick are tricked in to believing the other loves them. The villainous Don John persuades Claudio that Hero is unfaithful and denounces her. She faints and is believed to be dead but recovers and is proved innocent. Beatrice is won over by Benedick’s heroism and Claudio is reunited with his love.


Hero - Eleanor Schofield
Beatrice - Roisin Richards
Claudio - Edward Smith
Benedick - Marcus Davis- Orram
Don Pedro - Vaughan Pierce
Leonata - Rachel Smith
Margaret - Cate Welmers
Ursula - Catherine McCosker
Don John - Helen Dallas
Boracchio - Erin Keenan
Dogberry - Gary Bloom
Conrad - Jasmin Hayward
Verges - Louise Larchbourne
Friar - Gavin Gaughan
Ensemble - Emma Morton


Director - Eleanor Thornton
Assistant Director - Alex Hart
Lighting and technical management - Dominic Hargreaves
Production manager - Jaroslav Fowkes
Stage manager - TBA
Front of House Manager - Tim Eyres