Much Ado


California Theatre, San Jose Sun, Aug 21, 2022 11:00 AM
Pruneyard Cinemas #1 Fri, Aug 26, 2022 9:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):116
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Emma Beth Jones
Johnny Lucas
James McClelland
Jody Larcombe
Luke Hunter
Director:Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare
Hillary Shakespeare
Producer(s):Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare
Hillary Shakespeare
Screenwriter:William Shakespeare
Adapted for screen by Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare and Hillary Shakespeare
Cinematography:Tom van den Broek
Music By:Simon Porter
Editor:Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare
Hillary Shakespeare
Maddie Catanzaro
Cate Boxall


A fresh, vibrant, and youthful adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is played out in a house of university students, whose party spins out of control.

Hero and Beatrice, cousins and best friends, have very different approaches to love. Beatrice, burned once, is fiercely avoiding her arrogant ex-boyfriend Benedick and has sworn off men in general. Hero, a true romantic, is deeply in love with Benedick’s friend Claudio, but too shy to say it. When they get trapped in a house with the entire boys rugby team, they’ll be forced to face the questions they’d been avoiding all this time.

Using the original dialogue, MUCH ADO delves into the aspects of the Shakespeare classic that are especially relevant today. Refusing to shy away from the tragic elements in the story, the film takes a closer look at the blurred line between the play’s heroes and it’s villains.

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