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Director: Michael Oakley; Written by: William Shakespeare; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Philip Correia, Emilio Doorgasingh, Tyler Fayose, Charlyne Francis, Aruhan Galieva, Fiona Hampton, Ben Mansfield, Jordan Mifsud, Charlotte Mills, Rachel Winters
The Globe Theatre is putting on a production of Much Ado About Nothing -- Shakespeare's classic tale about second chances, and our never-ending search for the perfect love.
It all centres around two couples called Claudio and Hero, and Benedick and Beatrice. Claudio and Hero are the perfect pair and are due to be married soon, but Benedick and Beatrice can't bring themselves to be honest about their feelings.
That's when the scheming Prince steps in (who has been transformed into a scheming revolutionary for this production), who try tries to force Benedick to admit his love for Beatrice by vowing to kill his best friend. (Surely there are easier ways? -- but not in Shakespeare's world!)
Can his dastardly plot finally bring them together?
Note: the Globe's theatre season runs from April to October. Craig has been to watch a play at the Globe himself and thoroughly recommends it because it's not like any other theatre you've ever seen -- it's all open-air, for a start, and it has a standing area in the middle (called 'The Yard'). The actors sometimes parade through this yard during the scenes, and end up involving the crowd as if they were part of the cast. Read Craig's review of watching a play at the Globe before you go, so you can get a feeling for what it's like inside.
You might like to check out our complete list of Shakespeare plays in London as well.
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale — Globe Theatre – 22 Jun to 14 Oct 2018 – William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is a story of love and loss and wild and uncontrollable emotions.
Mark Rylance in Shakespeare’s Othello – 20 Jul to 13 Oct 2018 – Mark Rylance will be starring in the Globe's production of one of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedies.
Shakespeare-inspired comedy at the Globe Theatre – 19 Oct 2018 – The Comedy Store Players will be performing Shakespeare-inspired jokes and improvised skits at the Globe.
Winter Wassail at the Globe Theatre – 22 to 23 Dec 2018 – Enjoy a Winter Wassail with music from the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, and Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery – 31 Mar 2016 to 7 Apr 2019 – The writers behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong' are back with 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery' at the Criterion
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – 30 Jul 2016 to 28 Jul 2019 – Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling.
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans