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Much Ado About Nothing

Classic Chic Productions (Vancouver)

Feb 5 – 16, 2019 | Historic Theatre [map]

Historic Theatre

No latecomers are permitted.

Set in a mesmerizing theatrical world, this deadly serious and sublimely ridiculous story—of soldiers in love and women confined by tradition—is a bold and playful romp through the extremes of desire and ambition, loyalty and redemption.

Featuring their signature all-female cast, Vancouver’s critically acclaimed Classic Chic Productions promises an evening of Shakespeare unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

Part of the Femme Series: highlighting the strength and power of female-identifying voices and experiences.


They always deliver their stuff with pizazz and punch and poignance. If Billy B. had men do women, these women do men even badder than him. This show I would go see again with neither tittle nor jot of hesitation. Brava! all” — Baird Blackstone, Broken Leg Reviews

What a treat, though, seeing some of our most talented actresses fully commanding Shakespeare’s stage in the intimate confines of The Cultch”— Jerry Wasserman, The Vancouver Sun

Centered on the idea that Much Ado About Nothing is timeless, the production uses a minimalist set and historical costuming to focus attention on the performances. The results are spectacular.”— Chelsey Stuyt, Vancouver Presents

I’m grateful for any disruption of and challenge to the Shakespeare sausage party that’s ruled the stage for almost 400 years.” — Andrea Warner, The Georgia Straight

It has been my experience that gender-blind casting speaks to a diverse audience—straight and queer, men and women—and is a true reflection of our complex contemporary community” — Rebecca Patterson, Director


Feb 05, 8PM:  Preview
Feb 06, 8PM: Opening
Feb 07 – 09, 12 – 16, 8PM
Feb 10,16, 2PM

Post-show Artist Talkback: Feb 07, 10, 12

Running time:
2 hour 15 minutes, including intermission

Writer: William Shakespeare with adaptation by Rebecca Patterson*
Director: Rebecca Patterson*
Stage Manager: Ingrid Turk*
Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria Snashall
Costume Designer: Sherry Randall
Composer and Sound Designer: CJ McGillivray
Lighting Designer: Jillian White
Fight Director: Rachel Scott
Choreographer: Lisa Goebel
Technical Director: Nicole Weismiller
Producers: Corina Akeson, Catherine Lough Haggquist, Michelle Martin, Bronwen Smith, Christina Wells Campbell
Associate Producer: Genevieve Fleming

Corina Akeson * – Benedick, Verges
Kayla Deorksen * – Don Pedro
CK Kaur – Conrade, Balthasar, Ursula
Nancy Kerr * – Antonio, Hugh Oatcake, Sexton
Sereana Malani * – Hero, First Watchman
Adele Noronha * – Claudio
Barbara Pollard * – Leonato
Bronwen Smith * – Borachio, Friar Francis
Victoria Snashall – Boy
Sara Vickruck * – Don John, Dogberry
Christina Wells Campbell * – Beatrice, George Seacoal

**The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT)

The Femme Series is generously supported by the Charlotte and Sonya Wall Arts Fund.

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