Much Ado About Nothing - St Paul's Church

Much Ado About Nothing - St Paul's Church

St Pauls Church, Covent Garden

Available from 21 June 2024 to 26 July 2024

Enjoy the intrigue, drama, wit and wisdom of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

St Paul's Actors Church invite you to the shores of Sicily for the intrigue, drama, wit and wisdom of Much Ado About Nothing.

It's the 1960s, and change is in the air on a sun-drenched island steeped in tradition. The old order is about to be shaken up by a new spirit of liberation, as our thoroughly modern heroine, Beatrice, determines not to be "overmastered".

Young lovers Claudio and Hero, and sparring singletons Beatrice and Benedick, soon discover that all is not as it seems in their beautiful surrounds as they become entangled in a series of mischievous games, pranks and plots.

Featuring original music inspired by everything from Sicilian Tarantella to 1960s Italian pop!

St Pauls History

St Paul's Church is a Church of England parish church, in Covent Garden. It was designed by Inigo Jones as part of a commission for the 4th Earl of Bedford in 1631.

As well as being the parish church of Covent Garden, the church has gained the nickname of "the actors' church" by a long association with the theatre community.

The church holds services every Sunday and most weekdays. They also host as wide variety of theatre memorial services and concerts, totaling almost 300 events last year!

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How to Find Us

There are usually five entrances to the Actors' Church - only one will be open for the performances. This entrance can be found in Covent Garden Piazza, next to King Street. It is a short walk from Covent Garden station.

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  • Disabled Access

The Great British summertime is famous for its unpredictable weather! In 99% of chances, the performance will continue come rain or shine. In cases of heavy rain, it may be necessary to halt the performance for a short period. In the unlikely circumstance of extreme weather (including extreme heat), the performance may be postponed until a further date. 

Do please dress for the weather accordingly! If possible, try to avoid bringing umbrellas as they can block sight-lines for other audience members. Raincoats and ponchos are just as fetching - St Paul's can provide free ponchos for audience members without any suitable cover!

Most performances has unreserved seating, and is on a first come, first served basis. Alternatively, if you would prefer to bring your own chair or picnic blanket, please let the Front Of House staff know, and will do the best to seat you. 

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