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Much Ado About Nothing ()

Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Richard Rose


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


April 22nd, 2015 – May 31st, 2015


Beatrice and Benedict take on Brampton in this Bollywood-inspired adaptation of Shakespeare’s most clever comedy. As re-imagined by Richard Rose with consulting director Ravi Jain, this Much Ado plays as an all-out war of the sexes against the backdrop of a very Canadian clash of cultures. Moving from comedy to tragedy and back again with razor sharp wit, a familiar story takes on new meaning when set in our own backyard. Classical text fuses with Bollywood in this larger-than-life spectacle. (


Kawa Ada Lord Tata
David Adams Mayor Ranjit of Brampton
Salvatore Antonio Jovanni Tata
Nova Bhattacharya Menaka
John Cleland Constable Verges
Gugun Deep Singh Dalal
Ali Momen Darius
Alon Nashman Benedict
Sarena Parmar Sita
Ellora Patnaik Auntie
Anand Rajaram Head Constable Dan Singh
Anusree Roy Thara
Tahirih Vejdani Suba

Creative Team

William Shakespeare Playwright
Richard Rose Director
Ravi Jain Consulting Director
Nova Bhattacharya Choreographer
Sharada Eswar Hindi Translations
Ed Hanley Composer
Ed Hanley Sound Designer
Suba Sankaran Composer
Suba Sankaran Sound Designer
Phillip Silver Lighting Designer
Michelle Tracey Set Designer
Michelle Tracey Costume Designer
Richard Stewart Assistant Director
Malar Varatharaja Choreography Apprentice


Nicola Benidickson Stage Manager
Robin Munro Apprentice Stage Manager
Sharada Eswar Cultural Consultant
Jessica MacDuff Head Scenic Painter
Jacqueline Costa Lighting Crew
David Fisher Lighting Crew
Kai Masaoka Lighting Crew
Shanna Miller Lighting Crew
Eric Read Lighting Crew
Joey Morin Lighting Crew
Paolo Collantes Carpentry Crew
Brendan Gilhuly Carpentry Crew
Kody Lesouder Carpentry Crew
Ellen MacKay Carpentry Crew
Kai Masaoka Carpentry Crew
Shanna Miller Carpentry Crew
Joey Morin Carpentry Crew


Eleanor Antoncic Production Manager
Chris Carlton Technical Director
Michelle Bailey Head of Wardrobe
Kevin Hutson Head Carpenter
Liz Maraston Mainspace Technician
Care Robertson Head of Properties
John Thomson Assistant Technical Director