#Much Ado About Nothing - Live & Online

Complete Works Theatre Company


Invaluable when you are teaching a play for the students to see a performance.
Lowana College

World-weary soldier Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties, Claudio and Hero fall madly in love, while Beatrice and Benedick reignite their own combative courtship. Appearance and reality, revenge and the double standards of men are explored in Shakespeare's most performed romantic comedy.

The text provides great value in the verbal sparring between Beatrice and Benedick and the somewhat pathetic pomposity of the constable Dogberry. It is possible that Shakespeare’s audience would have been outraged at Claudio’s sudden repudiation of the innocent Hero, so easily persuaded by the dastardly Don John. A contemporary audience may be horrified to witness the double standards of the men in the play, who expect one type of behaviour from women and another from themselves. In exploring the fate of Beatrice and Benedick, as well as Hero and Claudio, the play highlights issues relating to the nature of love.

In school workshop, running at 90-minutes, performed by 3 skilled teaching artists.


• High-quality, professionally filmed recording of an abridged, version of Much Ado About Nothing.
• Post show discussion and analysis with the actors and director.
• Comprehensive Teacher's Notes accompany the performance.
• Easy access to the recording is granted for a full term of your choice so you can view the performance, to suit your classroom. The virtual platform allows you to pause, discuss and rewatch as required.

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability


Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English


Lies And Deceit, Gender Issues, Love, Respect And Reputation.


Comedy, Drama


90-minute session


Live Workshop: $12.50 per student. Minimum performance fee $1,250 based on 100 students or fewer. Online Production: $10 per student. No minimum fee.

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


Live incursions: Victoria only
Online incursions: Australia-wide

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