Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday 19 January to Sunday 29 January


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Thu 19 January to Sun 29 January


The Historic Village, Seventeenth Ave West, Tauranga

Following on from the success of 'Twelfth Night' in 2016, Summer Shakespeare Tauranga brings you their second season in the Annual Outdoor Summer Shakespeare series at The Historic Village, Tauranga.

This year, we bring you the much-loved comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing', directed by veteran Shakespearean actor, Pascal Tibbits. This year, the set will comprise the colonial-style buildings and cobbled streets of The Historic Village.

About the Play:

A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeare’s comic romance plays out amidst the high spirits of a post-war reunion, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived, and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

Grandstand and street-level seating will be provided. Patrons are advised to bring jackets and/or blankets for warmth, as it can get a little chilly later in the evening.

If a performance needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, ticket holders will be advised via email and a notice posted on the Facebook Page.

Please note the earlier start time of 6.30pm for the performance on Sunday 22nd January 2017.


Early Bird Special: $20.00
General Admission: $26.00
Student/Senior Admission: $22.00
Child Admission: $16.00
Group Concession (6+): $22.00
Tuesday Special Admission: $20.00