Opening Night: 12 December 2008
Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Much Ado About Nothing
Original Title: Much Ado About Nothing
Translator: Stanisław Barańczak
Director:
Maciej Prus

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 2 hours, one interval

Much Ado About Nothing

director: Maciej Prus
set design: Marcin Jarnuszkiewicz
music: Maciej Małecki
choreography: Emil Wesołowski
lighting design: Mirosław Poznański

Cast:

Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon Artur Żmijewski
Don John, his bastard Brother Maciej Kozłowski / Mirosław Konarowski (from May 8, 2010)
Claudio, a young Lord of Florence Krzysztof Wieszczek (guest actor)
Benedick, a young Lord of Padua Grzegorz Małecki
Leonato, Governor of Messina Andrzej Blumenfeld
Conrade,  follower of Don John Karol Pocheć
Borachio, follower of Don John Arkadiusz Janiczek
Friar Francis Krzysztof Kolberger / Jarosław Gajewski
Dogberry, Chief Constable of the Watch Leszek Zduń
Verges, his deputy Przemysław Stippa
First Watchman Modest Ruciński
Second Watchman Wojciech Solarz
George Seacoal Bartłomiej Bobrowski / Paweł Tołwiński (from March 27, 2009)
Messenger Marcin Hycnar
Hero, Leonato's daughter Anna Grycewicz
Beatrice, Leonato's niece Patrycja Soliman
Margaret, waiting gentlewoman attending on Hero Monika Dryl / Dorota Ignatjew (from January 21, 2009)
Ursula, waiting gentlewoman attending on Hero Bożena Stachura

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Dorota Ignatjew
  • set designer's assistants: Dorota Chojecka, Barbara Gębczak, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Roman Bartyś, Dawid Witek
  • sound techniciansRafał Barański, Mariusz Maszewski
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk
  • prompter: Jolanta Szydłowska

Gallery:

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  • TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS

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  • THE THEATRE MAKER

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  • ALICE'S WONDERLAND

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  • THE MISANTHROPE

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  • THE BOOKS OF JACOB

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  • THE DECALOGUE

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  • MARY STUART

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  • MÜNCHHAUSEN FOR ADULTS

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL

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  • PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

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  • SNAKE SKIN

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  • SNOW

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  • AUTUMN SONATA

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  • MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS

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  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

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