Much Ado About NothingDuration 2h40

Haymarket, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, United Kingdom SW1Y 4HT

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Following an acclaimed 2014 run in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chichester Festival Theatre production of the Bard’s most frequently performed comedy Much Ado About Nothing transfers to the West End.

Playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season, Much Ado About Nothing is brought forwards to the end of the First World War. In Autumn 1918, a group of weary soldiers return from the trenches, with their memories of conflict soon giving way to a life of parties and masked balls.

But as youthful passions run riot, combative courtships are reignited at a post-war house party and brittle high spirits threaten to snap in a riotous comedic romp - before peace ultimately wins out.

Possibly known in Shakespeare’s lifetime as Love’s Labour's Won, the extremely popular comedy plays in rep with Love’s Labour’s Lost at the venue in a heart-warming double bill.

Cast & Creatives

Edward Bennett, Lisa Dillon
William Shakespeare
Christopher Luscombe
Music by
Nigel Hess
Royal Shakespeare Company & Chichester Festival Theatre
Jenny Arnold
Lighting Designer
Oliver Fenwick
Jeremy Dunn

Haymarket, Theatre Royal

Haymarket, London, United Kingdom SW1Y 4HT
020 7930 8800
Official site
Nearest tube
Piccadilly Circus (150m) Leicester Square (500m)
Nearest bus
3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 40, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176,

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Trafalgar, only 4 minutes away from the theatre.  Meters and 1 disabled parking space in Suffolk Place.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7930 8800
Discounts available for wheelchair users and their companions.
Limited mobility
There is more leg room in boxes A and B (4 steps into each box), or in seats F1, F21, G1 and G18 of the Stalls.
Access description
Main entrance up three 15cm steps (staircases have handrails on both sides and are highlighted) through a set of double swing doors. Box Office counter to the right of the entrance. 18 steps down from the foyer to the Stalls, 28 steps up to the Royal Circle, and 60+ steps up to the Upper Circle and Gallery, through a separate entrance to the right of the main entrance. 4 steps in to each box.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser infra-red system with 20 headsets.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium but up to 6 can be looked after in the manager’s office.
No steps to the auditorium through EXIT doors to the left and righthand side of the main entrance - please tell the Box Office in advance and they will be opened for you. 1 space for a wheelchair user at X18. The venue is suitable for scooters. Transfer seating available to any aisle seat for 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs. The theatre can store 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs per performance.
Women’s and men’s are down 11 steps from the foyer and at Royal Circle and Upper Circle level.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet at Stalls entrance on street level.
1 licensed bar. Drinks in plastic cups can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Stalls bar is 11 steps down from the foyer, Royal Circle bar is 28 steps up from the foyer, and there is another bar at Upper Circle level. No seating.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens