Later this year at Dubai Opera, one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays will be performed for a three-night stint.
Another Shakespeare play in coming to Dubai Opera in 2019
Earlier in the year, Othello arrived at Dubai Opera, becoming the first play to be performed there. And choosing a creation by the most famous playwright in the world seemed the natural option for the debut.
So successful was the production that was reimagined and directed by Richard Twyman, that extra dates were added. So it only makes sense that the culture hub would follow up with another of William Shakespeare’s beloved works. Next up on the call sheet is Much Ado About Nothing, which will take the stage between September 25-28th, 2019.
The touring play is being produced by New English Shakespeare Company and will be directed by Derek Bond. On the news, Chief Executive of Dubai Opera, Jasper Hope, commented: “I’m so excited to welcome this new production by the New English Shakespeare Company and directed by Derek Bond in a very contemporary take on perhaps the original Rom-Com. Featuring a global cast and set in Messina, this production examines passion, joy, honour and desire and is a story filled with laughter and music throughout.”
The producer, Jamie Hendry, said: “Shakespeare is one of the best, if not the best, British cultural export. His plays have the extraordinary ability to transcend borders, cultures and language. New English Shakespeare Company was born out of a passion to make Shakespeare’s work resonate with today’s audiences.
“The world is an increasingly fractured place to live in right now, and Britain’s place within it is under the spotlight. Shakespeare’s words speak to everyone, and our mission is to help his plays sing out loud and clear to the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere in productions that are bold, lively, relevant, meaningful and, above all, entertaining!”
Originally written in approximately 1598, Much Ado About Nothing is still one of the most read and debated plays today. It focuses on the characters of Beatrice and Benedick and examines society through the lens of comedy, power and passion. Tickets are now on sale.