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Quay Arts Brings Shakespeare’s Globe to the Isle of Wight

Quay Arts are delighted and proud to announce that they are bringing to the Island for the first time, a production by Shakespeare’s Globe, the accessible comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Working in partnership with English Heritage, the production will be performed outdoors on the lawns of Osborne House from Wednesday 18th – Saturday 21st June this year.

Tickets go on sale from Wednesday 23rd April to coincide with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth on the same date in 1564. Tickets will be available to purchase from Quay Arts Box Office, online at www.quayarts.org, County Press Shop, Red Funnel and Osborne.

Performances will be Wednesday – Saturday 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees 2.30pm and tickets are £17, concessions £13 and schools £9.

Much Ado About Nothing

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capabe of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful price force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend.

Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being in denial, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most endearing pair of lovers.

Performed at the Globe and touring across the UK and Europe. Directed by Max Webster, designed by James Cotterill and composed by John Barber.

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 Note to the Editor:

For more information on Quay Arts please contact:

Ceri Mason, Marketing and Media Coordinator c.mason@quayarts.org

Telephone: 01983 822490

Steve Ross Foundation for the Arts is the charity, which runs Quay Arts (charity no 272007).  Quay Arts Trading is the trading arm that supports the foundation.  All money raised through the café, ticket sales, craft shop and conferencing goes to support the aims and objectives of the charity.