Fans of the bard will be ecstatic to know that one of his plays is coming to the heart of Downtown Dubai. This September, Dubai Opera is getting its second Shakespeare theatre production; Much Ado About Nothing.
Get ready to laugh till your tummy hurts at one of Shakespeare’s best comedic plays from 25 to 28 September 2019.
The play written circa 1598 it tells the tale of Beatrice and Benedick, who everyone knows are the perfect for each other. Well, everyone except them as they aim to outwit one another at every opportunity. But as Claudio and Hero tie the knot, a hilarious battle ensues to bring the pair together. Not before Don John attempts to ruin the impending nuptials, though.
The play revolves around passion, penance, love and forgiveness is brought to life by the New England Shakespeare Company that takes the genius playwright’s works and gives them a modern, musical twist. The hilarious and vibrant production is directed by award winning theatre director, Derek Bond.
Producer James Hendry says, “The world is an increasingly fractured place to live in right now, and Britain’s place within it is under the spotlight. Shakespeare’s words speak to everyone, and our mission is to help his plays sing out loud and clear to the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere in productions that are bold, lively, relevant, meaningful and, above all, entertaining.”
Dubai Opera’s chief executive, Jasper Hope, adds: "Featuring a global cast and set in Messina, this production examines passion, joy, honour and desire and is a story filled with laughter and music throughout.”
Tickets are now on sale at www.dubaiopera.com with prices starting from Dhs150 going upto Dhs450.