This summer, Antic Disposition stage Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing in seven magnificent cathedrals and London’s historic Gray’s Inn Hall.

 

Set in a sun-drenched French village celebrating the new peace of 1945, Antic Disposition's Much Ado About Nothing introduces us to a cast of vibrant and eccentric characters, as the quiet village square turns battlefield for the ‘merry war’ between sparring partners Beatrice and Benedick.

 

Performed by a talented company of actors and musicians drawn from both sides of the Channel, Antic Disposition's Much Ado About Nothing draws its inspiration from the beloved films of French comic genius Jacques Tati (Jour de fête; Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot), combining the verbal fireworks of Shakespeare’s wittiest play with hilarious physical comedy and a score of exuberant live music and songs.

 

Much Ado in Gray's Inn Hall

 

Following a tour of seven spectacular cathedrals, Much Ado About Nothing arrives at the beautiful sixteenth-century Gray’s Inn Hall in London – one of the few remaining original Shakespearean venues, having hosted the first recorded performance of The Comedy of Errors in 1594.

 

For fifteen performances only, Gray's Inn Hall will be transformed into a French village square including pétanque court, local bar, and the opportunity to watch the story unfold from on-stage café tables complete with questionable waiter service. Santé!

Monday 9 – Tuesday 10 July 2018

ELY CATHEDRAL

Cambridgeshire


7.30pm

Unreserved £20 / Reserved Front Row £35

Under 26s £10 off

Wednesday 11 July 2018

PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL

Cambridgeshire


7.30pm

Unreserved £20 / Reserved Front Row £35

Under 26s £10 off

Friday 13 – Saturday 14 July 2018

SOUTHWELL MINSTER

Nottinghamshire


7.30pm

Unreserved £20 / Reserved Front Row £35

Under 26s £10 off

Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 July 2018

BEVERLEY MINSTER

East Riding of Yorkshire


7.30pm

Unreserved £20 / Reserved Front Row £30

Under 26s £10 off

Thursday 19 July 2018

WAKEFIELD CATHEDRAL

West Yorkshire


7.30pm

Unreserved £20 / Reserved Front Row £30

Under 26s £10 off

Friday 20 – Saturday 21 July 2018

RIPON CATHEDRAL

North Yorkshire


7.30pm

Unreserved £20 / Reserved Front Row £30

Under 26s £10 off

Monday 23 – Tuesday 24 July 2018

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

Gloucestershire


7.30pm

Unreserved £20 / Reserved Front Row £35

Under 26s £10 off

Friday 17 August – Saturday 1 September 2018

GRAY'S INN HALL

London

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm

Saturday matinées at 3pm

 

Reserved Café Table Seat £45 including a complimentary drink
Unreserved £30

Under 26s £10 off

Cathedral Tour

9 – 24 July 2018

 

Gray's Inn Hall, London

17 August – 1 September 2018

 

Box Office

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No booking fee

 

0333 666 3366

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Mon-Fri 9am-7pm / Sat 9am-5pm

£1.50 booking fee applies

 

 

 

Directors

Ben Horslen
John Risebero

 

Designer

John Risebero

 

Composer and Musical Director

Nick Barstow

 

Cast to be announced