Shakespeare in the garden

1st July 2017

29 June - 19 August 2017

Wadham's gardens provide the setting for 'Much Ado About Nothing' by the Oxford Shakespeare Company.

Tickets: Evening performances; Adults £24, Concessions £18; Matinee Performances; Adults £19, Concessions £13

01865 305305

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  • Much Ado About Nothing, 2017

    Much Ado About Nothing. Photo by Ben Galpin

  • Photo by Ben Galpin

  • Photo by Ben Galpin

  • Photo by Ben Galpin

    Photo by Ben Galpin


Messina, 1943. War is raging…the Italian Resistance defend their lands…and their hearts.

The OSC makes a welcome return to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, which they produced back in 2002, and is a natural successor to last year’s wondrous Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Will Beatrice and Benedick ever fall in love? Will Claudio and Hero ever marry? Resisting love though is only part of their troubles; Don John and his gang of early Mafiosi, driven by greed and jealousy, seek to undermine the sanctity of blood and the bonds of family. Meanwhile, the well-meaning antics of the Watch cause an altogether more comic misrule...

OSC welcomes back a number of past actors, who join Director Nicholas Green and Composer Nicholas Lloyd Webber on their third collaboration following the successes of last year and 2015’s Twelfth Night. For his fourteenth OSC production Costume Designer Adrian Lillie is exploring the fading romantic glamour of a world on the brink of change.

Wadham College ticket offer

Oxford Shakespeare Company is offering current Wadham staff and students a complimentary ticket to see Much Ado About Nothing. Complimentary ticket holders must be accompanied by a guest paying the full ticket price, and tickets are subject to availability. To book tickets taking advantage of this offer please contact Emma on 0844 879 4418 or 07581 751 198 or email

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