We Bring The Play To You: Much Ado About Nothing

Australian Shakespeare Company


Claire and Simon were amazing! I have had nothing but praise and accolades for them both. The staff loved their performance, their interactions with the students as well as their unpacking and analysis of the play.
Jaqueline Stephens- Brighton Secondary College

The Australian Shakespeare Company's school incursions provide an explosive exploration of the works of Shakespeare and other classic play texts. Catering to students of English, Literature Theatre Studies and Drama, two company actors travel through the story of the studied play, performing pivotal scenes along the way, with passionate, in depth discussions about the world of the play, historical context, characters, themes, contemporary relevance and language styles. Students are engaged throughout the session both off and on the stage!

Our Much Ado About Nothing session is a 60 minute romp through one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Delve into the simultaneously magnetic and fractious relationship between Beatrice and Benedick! The impact of social codes and status on the play’s characters is explored alongside themes of appearances and observation and deception as a means to both positive and negative ends.

This session is available all year round and is accompanied with a Teacher's Kit.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English


Social Codes And Status, Appearances And Observation, Deception, Love, Honour, Marriage


Comedy, Drama


60 minute plus 10 minutes optional Q&A


$900 (For groups of $100+ each additional student $8.50)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Available in Melbourne all year round.
Other states/regional areas, please send an enquiry and we'll try and fit you into the schedule.
Some additional travel costs could apply.

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Minimum performance space required: 5x5 metres
Bump in time: 60 minutes
Bump out time: 15 minutes
Other: Access to power

Enquiry/Booking Request