Much Ado About Nothing
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- May 2024
Thursday 7. 9.Tickets available
Friday 8. 9.Tickets available
Sunday 10. 9.Tickets available
Friday 24. 11.Tickets available
Saturday 25. 11.Tickets available
Sunday 26. 11.Tickets available
The Estates TheatreApproximate running time
2 hours 50 minutes, 1 intermission (20 minutes) minutesLanguage
May 12, 2022
This time written by the Bard himself.
Much Ado About Nothing, a great game of gossip, love, infidelity, deception, a work teeming with irony and fierce verbal sparring, is one of Shakespeare’s funniest, most lambent, as well as most “amorous” plays.
Much Ado About Nothing ranks among the most entertaining and frequently staged theatre plays. This Shakespeare’s comedy could easily be shown “just” as a common play about love and scheming – a story of a young woman Hera who is rejected by her suitor Claudio due to wicked gossip – were it not for the hilarious verbal sparring of the other pair, Beatrice and Benedick, and the grotesque parts of the confused constables.
Much Ado About Nothing has attracted many theatre professionals for its title and plot, but also the sour undertone of the final merry happy wedding. Moreover, in the light of today’s relationships, the characters of Beatrice and Benedick could be presented as the predecessors of the current generation of singles. But would that really be a fitting depiction?
Official photos: Martin Špelda
WARNING: We use fire guns and smoke effects during the performance.
Suitable for audience from 12 years.
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Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 June at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of November 2023.
When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.
What to wear?
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.
Parking at the Estates Theatre
Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).
Buffets at the Estates Theater
No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!
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