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Classic Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing is to be performed at The Civic.

As part of an extraordinary theatre programme, one of Shakespeare’s great plays, Much Ado About Nothing will show at The Civic this October.

“What Shakespeare could and should be in this modern generation. Wonderful, high energy and delightfully easy to understand.”  Everything Theatre (on Henry V)

This beloved Shakespeare comedy has themes of love, war, laughter, marriage and madness.

Soldiers return to Messina. Old flames flare up, fanned by cunning plans, midnight mischief and double deceptions. A mystery unpicked by a pair of bonkers watchmen. Love conquers all, whether they fight for or against it.

“A comic triumph that welcomes everyone to Messina, with some fun musical choices amongst the Shakespeare – the performances from the cast of six are vibrant & full of energy.” Mind The Blog

Much Ado About Nothing is to be performed by Merely Theatre, a UK touring company who have been staging Shakespeare since 2016. They have already toured productions of Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night. The company has now performed in over forty venues across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, from intimate studio spaces, to historic largescale theatres and selected outdoor venues. This year Merely Theatre are touring once more with Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing in what promises to be their best and most ambitious tour to date and they now bring Much Ado About Nothing to Barnsley.

Speaking about the company, Scott Ellis, Artistic Director said: “We create sweaty, energetic, crystal clear productions. Audiences follow the story better than ever and feel actively involved. Inventive and relentless, our work is informed by years of honing our principles in rep. The result is a dynamic cast of actors telling these amazing stories through sheer imaginary force”

Much Ado About Nothing is just one of the fantastic shows The Civic has to offer, with plenty of theatre in the coming months to challenge, inspire and of course, entertain.

Much Ado About Nothing is at The Civic on Thursday 25 October at 7:30pm

Tickets are £12 | £10 conc | £8 child

For more information and to book visit or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.