Project Description

Much Ado About Nothing | Gonzo Youth Theatre

April 3, 2019

Categories: Gonzo Productions


Much Ado About Nothing

Gonzo Youth Theatre present Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare on the Friday 26th & Saturday 27th April 2019 in Killygarry Community Centre, Cavan.

Much Ado About Nothing | Gonzo Youth Theatre


Shakespeare understood that to love is to risk everything. People react in different ways to risk: they might protect themselves with humour, defensiveness or sarcasm. They crumble at the first challenge. They might find depths and strengths unimagined in themselves. They might just find themselves transformed. We demand that people in love show it in certain, prescribed ways, but does that risk judging love by how well someone can perform it? Can we trust a performance? That, too, is a risk.

Directors Note

And so we have come to this time of year again, this year we are taking on the Bard, a massive challenge for any group but one which pays rich dividends. Our young people have as always engaged fully with the process and have come to terms with all of the challenges Shakespeare throws at us. As always we could not do what we do without the help and support of our parents, the people who drop off, pick up and offer reassuring words when most needed. We also need to thank Cavan County Council for their continued support for our group.

I need to send a massive thank you to John Conlon and Cavan Drama Festival who helped up out with the stage set-up. Cavan Rugby club have given us a warm welcome for our first performance in their space and have given us free run of their facilities for this week of rehearsals and performance. I need to, as always, send a huge thank you to Calantha and Lisa without whom I would just not be able to function. They keep me on track and work ceaselessly behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Lastly thank you to our young people who embraced this challenge without question and with energy and enthusiasm, their energy never ceases to amaze me and in truth keeps us all going at G.Y.T.


Beatrice: Brianna Smith

Benedick: Daire Donohoe

Clauidio: Conor Jordan

Hero: Regina White

Don Pedro: Joachim Dudczak

Leonata: Grace Reilly

Antonio: Bronagh Cullen

Don John: Alex Flood

Margaret: Kate O’Brien

Ursula: Ciara McMillan

Borachio: Meabh Campbell

Conrad: Matthew Sheridan

Dogberry: Enya O’Reilly

Verges: Callum Kelly

Balthasar/Messenger: Eva Couse

Watch/Boy: Gearoid Doherty

Seacole/Friar Francis: Emmet Mackle

Megan Griffith Kean: Apricot

Dara Flood: Fern


Director: Kevin O’Connor

Assistant Directors: Lisa Donohoe & Calantha Forde

Lighting/Sound: Dmitri McEvoy

Set Design: Shane Carroll

Graphic Design: Sean McEntegart

Costume Design: Helen Foy & Catriona O’Brien

  • Much Ado About Nothing | Gonzo Youth Theatre
  • Much Ado About Nothing | Gonzo Youth Theatre
  • Much Ado About Nothing | Gonzo Youth Theatre
  • Much Ado About Nothing | Gonzo Youth Theatre
  • Much Ado About Nothing | Gonzo Youth Theatre
  • Much Ado About Nothing | Gonzo Youth Theatre

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