Queensland Theatre Company will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the great William Shakespeare in true style, by staging one of his greatest comedy’s Much Ado About Nothing at QPAC.
With previews opening on Saturday 23 April at Playhouse Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing is a spectacular romantic tale of two pairs of very different lovers.
Under the direction of the acclaimed stage powerhouse Jason Klarwein, the production promises romantic sparring at its Shakespearean best performed by some of the country’s leading stage stars including Christen O’Leary, Tama Matheson, Hugh Parker and Bryan Probets.
This incredible production will also see a company-first collaboration with genre-busting maestro, Gordon Hamilton.
Famous for reimagining music, and composing orchestral experiences with new music leaders, Gordon Hamilton has composed music for the Shakespearean songs featured in the play and also incorporates his own version of chart topper Heya by OutKast.
On stage the cast has been carefully curated – a fine mix of the talents of Ellen Bailey (Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Macbeth), Liz Buchanan (Grimm Tales), Mark Conaghan (Absurd Person Singular, The Venetian Twins), Patrick Dwyer (La Boite’s Hedonism’s Second Album), Hayden Jones (Shock Therapy Production’s The Pillowman), Christen O’Leary (Ladies in Black, Gloria, End of the Rainbow), Tama Matheson (The Odd Couple, Macbeth), Kathryn McIntyre (Ladies in Black), Hugh Parker (Black Books, I’m Alan Partridge, The Seagull, Brisbane), Bryan Probets (The Odd Couple, Australia Day) and Megan Shorey (QPDA 2014-2015 finalist – One in Seven).
Don’t miss this incredibly romantic story!