"Much Ado About Nothing"

The Australian Shakespeare Company

Much Ado About Nothing

“An impressively innovative and polished production.”
Arts Hub

“The ensemble cast overflows with joyous chemistry in this refreshing delight. A celebration of performing in all its facets – music, dance, and acting.”

After a hit summer ‘23 season, this ingenious interpretation of “Much Ado About Nothing” returns to the Gardens to wow audiences once more.

Beatrice and Benedick battle it out as leaders of rival rock bands, with original music and lyrics derived from the text of the play. Energetic, wonderfully romantic and hilariously funny, this show truly rocks along!

This bold, cheeky, courageous and self-effacing battle of the sexes rom-com takes flight in a version unlike any you’ve seen before! As the sun goes down, enjoy the summer tradition of Shakespeare Under the Stars and revel in this feel-good story where everyone lives happily ever after.

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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More Reviews

“A rollicking, Shakespearean rock musical that provides another summer treat.”
Kate Herbert

“Is it any wonder the troupe’s infectious glee savouring every delicious moment, rubbed off on Friday night’s enraptured audience.”
Theatre Matters

“The beautifully delivered songs focus on allowing for a much greater exploration of the emotional state of the key characters.”
Stage Whispers

“Australian Shakespeare Company have really made this play their own, filled with fun and pop culture references, the amount of joy and passion that oozes into the audience when the cast take the stage (or run around it) is vivaciously delightful and jo
Lilithia Reviews

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, English


Masks, Deception, Gender Politics, Perception And Reality, Relationships, Social Grace, Human Emotion, Psychology, Importance Of Honour, Deception As A Means To An End


Comedy, Dance, Drama, Music Theatre


2 Hours and 20 Mins (inc Intermission)


$27.50 per student or teacher + 1 free teacher's ticket per 10 students booked.


Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC)

School Term:
Term 1



Friday 23: 7.30pm
Saturday 24: 7.30pm

Tuesday 27: 7.30pm
Wednesday 28: 7.30pm
Thursday 29: 7.30pm

MARCH 2024

Friday 1: 7.30pm
Saturday 2: 7.30pm

Tuesday 5: 7.30pm
Wednesday 6: 7.30pm
Thursday 7: 7.30pm
Friday 8: 7.30pm
Saturday 9: 7.30pm

Tuesday 12: 7.30pm
Wednesday 13: 7.30pm
Thursday 14: 7.30pm
Friday 15: 7.30pm
Saturday 16: 7.30pm
Sunday 17: 7.30pm

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