Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing gets the royal treatment in Stockholm, Sweden

The Stockholm English Speaking Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing is celebrating the Bard’s 450th birthday with a royal performance.

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The production may be set in Sicily in the late 1950s, but the performances themselves will take place in the grounds of a Swedish palace.

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After opening performances (11 and 12 July) at the park theatre on Djurgården, the action moves to Drottningholms Palace Garden and Rosendals Wärdshus on Djurgården for later performances.

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A cast of six actors portrays the complete set of Shakespeare’s characters, presenting a performance full of “flamboyant costumes, swords, singing and dancing,” says SEST co-founder Kristina Leon.

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The show will run until 2 August. To find specific performance times and to purchase tickets visit the company’s Facebook page.