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Top Dog Theatre and the Isaac Theatre Royal present...
THIS WEEK – Much Ado About Nothing

Thu 17 August - Sat 19 August 2023
Isaac Theatre Royal

After fabulous reviews in 2021 and 2022, Top Dog Theatre returns to the magnificent Isaac Theatre Royal for another Shakespearean adventure!

Last year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream stunned massive audiences with its positively dreamy set, including aerialists and much hilarity. Top Dog Theatre director, Derek Doddington MNZM, is looking forward to delighting audiences again in 2023 – “Frisbees, ice cream and sunshine – Shakespeare on the beach, what more could you want?” 

Much Ado About Nothing is another of Shakespeare’s brilliant, fast-paced romantic comedies, brimming with interwoven plots of romance and intrigue, dances and deception, love and loathing, music and a masked ball, plus practical jokes galore to inspire and entertain the audience!

Please join us in the magnificent Isaac Theatre Royal to see one of the world’s most famous plays, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous charismatic characters like Benedick and Beatrice, who exclaim they hate each other, when the opposite is true!

  • Benedick – Will Alexander (Shortland Street): Will trained at RADA in London, has toured Europe, and is currently working and living in New Zealand.
  • Beatrice – Hester Ullyart (One Lane Bridge): Hester trained at RADA in London, and has just finished a successful production as The Fool in Michael Hurst’s King Lear (Auckland Theatre Company).
  • Claudio – Mike Wood (The Holiday Experience): Mike has returned from Australia to play Claudio and currently lives and works in Auckland.
  • Hero – Palenque Doddington (New York Tisch): Palenque finishes her acting study in New York this December and plans to move to London in the new year.
  • Don John – Nick Bisa (New York Tisch): Nick finishes his study in New York this December and plans to move to Australia in the new year.

Book Now to grab the best seats!

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