Category: Much Ado About Nothing

Photos from Playing Shakespeare 2018Thank you to all the schools…


Charlyne Francis as Donna Joan.


Aruhan Galieva as Hero, Fiona Hampton as Beatrice and Rachel Winters as Margaret.


Fiona Hampton as Beatrice.


Emilio Doorgasingh as Leonato and Aruhan Galieva as Hero.


Philip Correia as Claudio and Aruhan Galieva as Hero.


Tyler Fayose as Don Pedro and Ben Mansfield as Benedick.


Charlyne Francis, Ben Mansfield, Fiona Hampton, Rachel Winters, Jordan Mifsud, Emilio Doorgasingh and Charlotte Mills.


Tyler Fayose as Don Pedro.

Photos from Playing Shakespeare 2018

Thank you to all the schools and families who have enjoyed Playing Shakespeare 2018 with Deutsche Bank over the last few weeks! 

This project delivers 90-minute versions of Shakespeare’s plays and this year students have enjoyed Much Ado About Nothing

So far, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank has given away over 170,000 free tickets to students. 

Our last remaining family performances take place on Saturday 17 and Tuesday 20 March and tickets are still available

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Photography by Cesare de Giglio

Much Ado About Gender: Panel DiscussionFor the last twelve…

Much Ado About Gender: Panel Discussion

For the last twelve years, Shakespeare’s Globe and Deutsche Bank have been working together to support young people’s cultural education through Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank. This flagship project gives all state secondary school students in London and Birmingham, many of whom have never been to the theatre before, the opportunity to see a live Shakespeare production at the Globe for free alongside workshops in schools, CPD sessions for teachers and innovative online resources.

For the second year, Shakespeare’s Globe and Deutsche Bank are proud to have joined forces with HeForShe, UN Women’s solidarity movement for gender equality, and we are delighted to announce Much Ado About Gender, an evening of discussion and performance as part of HeForShe London Arts Week 2018 on Tuesday 13 March.

Focusing on how art influences our cultural perceptions of gender, the discussion will consider Much Ado About Nothing – the play being performed to thousands of secondary school students for this year’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank. This thrilling 90-minute, fully-staged production empowers young people to challenge their own perceptions of gender and relationships as they follow the turbulent romances between Hero and Claudio, and Beatrice and Benedick, and explores what loyalty, chivalry, and true love really mean.

‘These are important stories. They raise so many issues relevant to young people. Much Ado About Nothing invites us to challenge our preconceptions about image and the way we present ourselves to each other and society. Particularly relevant in the world today, that in our search for truth, common sense and instinct should prevail as we learn from mistakes and forgive.’
Michael Oakley, Director

The panel discussion will be chaired by Eileen Taylor, Global Head of Regulatory Management at Deutsche Bank. She will be joined by:

Laura Haynes – UN Women National Committee UK Chair
Michael Oakley – Director of Much Ado About Nothing
Chris Nayak – Learning Consultant at Shakespeare’s Globe
Danielle Bumford – Teacher at St Thomas the Apostle College in South London

We will be live Tweeting from the event using the hashtag #MuchAdoAboutGender – follow us and follow the discussion.