MAPPA MUNDI: Much Ado About Nothing 2011

Tour Dates: 29 September – 26 November 2011


“I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me.” Beatrice

War is over and the thoughts of homecoming soldiers turn to love. However, as conflict on the home front ends, Britain’s women are rolling up their sleeves to face a fresh battle – the assertion of their new role in a previously male dominated society. One woman in particular is about to embark on her own merry war… Shakespeare’s popular comedy tells of two pairs of lovers. Headstrong Beatrice and proud Benedick live in staunch denial of their true feelings for each other, whilst lovesick Claudio and sweet, naive Hero are head over heels with devotion. But the path of true love never runs smooth, and with foul play and mischief afoot at the hands of devious villain Don John, this classic play promises plenty of scope for Mappa Mundi’s unmistakable style.

Over the past two decades cult Welsh theatre company Mappa Mundi have built a reputation for gloriously irreverent, populist and accessible adaptations of classic theatrical and literary works. With a well deserved reputation for quality, originality and an engaging irreverence that continues to charm audiences and win fans UK wide, this is the company’s first Shakespeare production since 2005.


Mappa Mundi Patrons: Zoë Wanamaker and Robert Lindsay





Thurs 29 Iau        THEATR MWLDAN Cardigan                                                  

Fri 30 Gwener     THEATR MWLDAN Cardigan                                         



Tues 4 Mawrth    ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE                                           

Weds 5 Mer        THEATR BRYCHEINIOG Brecon                                            

Thurs 6 Iau        TALIESIN Swansea                                                   

Fri 7 Gwener      TALIESIN Swansea                                                    

Sat 8 Sadwrn      TALIESIN Swansea                                                  

Tues 11 Mawr    THE LYRIC Carmarthen                                                        

Weds 12 Mer       BLACKWOOD MINERS’ INSTITUTE Blackwood                   

Thurs 13 Iau      THE BOROUGH THEATRE Abergavenny                                

Fri 14 Gwener    THE BOROUGH THEATRE Abergavenny                           

Sat 15 Sadwrn    THE WELFARE Ystradgynlais                                               

Tue 18 Maw       THE COAL EXCHANGE Cardiff                                        

Weds 19 Mer      THE COAL EXCHANGE Cardiff                                               

Thurs 20 Iau      THEATR HAFREN Newtown                                      

Fri 21 Gwener    THE GRAND PAVILION Porthcawl                            

Sat 22 Sadwrn    THE COLISEUM THEATRE Aberdare                        

Tues 25 Maw      THE STIWT Rhosllannerchrugog                                           

Weds 26 Mer       THEATR COLWYN Colwyn Bay                                              

Fri 28 Gwener    NEUADD DWYFOR Pwllheli                                              

Sat 29 Sadwrn   GALERI Caernarfon                                                



Weds 2 Mer         TORCH THEATRE Milford Haven                                     

Thurs 3 Iau           TORCH THEATRE Milford Haven                                       

Sat 5 Sadwrn       Cornerstone Didcot                                                                              

Tues 8 Mawrth    LAKESIDE Nottingham                                                                           

Weds 9 Mer         LAKESIDE Nottingham                                                                            

Thurs 10 Iau        DUKES Lancaster                                                                       

Fri 11 Gwener     DUKES Lancaster                                                                   

Sat 12 Sadwrn    DUKES Lancaster                                                                    

Weds 16 Mer       THE CASTLE Wellingborough                                       

Thurs 17 Iau        THEATRE ROYAL Winchester                                                           

Fri 18 Gwener     THEATRE ROYAL Winchester                                                            

Sat 19 Sadwrn   THEATRE ROYAL Winchester                                                         

Mon 21 Llun         CIVIC THEATRE Doncaster                                                    

Tues 22 Maw       CIVIC THEATRE Doncaster                                                    

Fri 25 Gwener     THEATRE AT THE MILL Newtownabbey                                       

Sat 26 Sadwrn   THEATRE AT THE MILL Newtownabbey          


Supported by the Welsh Assembly Government and the Arts Council of Wales. 

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