Much Ado About Nothing

Claudio loves Hero. Beatrice hates Benedick. Leonata loves booze. And nobody loves Don John.

Much Ado About Nothing

On the terrace of a Mediterranean holiday home, a group of friends assemble for a week-long party full of playful debauchery, pop music, and questionable gender politics. Shakespeare’s infamous comedy of disguised affection and misguided love, plots the chart of two courtships. A festive play about deception and excess given a vivid contemporary staging, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a comedy of sparkling wit and linguistic exuberance that playfully undermines the seriousness of romance.



Creative Team

DirectorRonan Phelan
Set & Costume DesignKatie Davenport
Lighting DesignSarah Jane Shiels
Production ManagerStephen Bourke
Sound DesignIvan Birthistle
Hair & Make UpVal Sherlock
Assistant DirectorOlivia Songer
Assistant Set DesignerKarlotta Matthies
Assistant Lighting DesignerAna Luisa Quintas

The Cast

BenedickCharlie Maher
Don PedroKevin Creedon
ClaudioKwaku Fortune
Don JohnPaul Mescal
Barachio / FriarEvan McCabe
LeonataVenetia Bowe
BeatriceLucy Johnson
HeroSimone Collins
MargaretShannen Turner

The Crew

CSMEmma Coen
APM/TSMJohann Fitzpatrick
Deputy Stage ManagerCian Mulhall
Assistant Stage ManagerEmma Russell
Chief LXCorentin West
Set Construction HODTomasz Rola
Sound Design Co-OrdinatorSeán Martin
Costume SupervisorClaudia Lamantea
Scenic Artist HODRachael Kivlehan
Scenic Artist HODPatrick Conlon


Performances: Thursday 25th May - Wednesday 31st May, 7.30pm
Matinee: Friday 26th May 1.00pm
Tickets: €15 and €10 concession
Flashing lights and strobe lighting
Smoke effects
Loud Music
Scenes of a violent nature