Much Ado About NothingN/C 8+

Dates Showing:
Sunday 24 February
Show Times:
times vary [ see showings ]

When you have just made the biggest and best superhero blockbuster ever – Avengers Assemble – what do you do for an encore? In the case of Joss Whedon, he gathered together a group of acting friends at his Santa Monica home and over the next twelve days shot an inspired, inventive modern day version of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays in gorgeous black and white. The pursuit of happiness is strewn with unexpected obstacles in this breezy, warmly witty and supremely accessible Shakespeare adaptation. A triumphant labour of love from one of the most creative and versatile talents in American film. UK premiere.

Director Joss Whedon will introduce Closing Gala Much Ado About Nothing on Sunday 24 February (20.15) followed by a Q&A session.

Please note that only tickets for the GFT screening include entry to the Closing Gala party (ages 18+ only).

GFF is delighted to have the wonderful Whyte & Mackay and Russian Standard Vodka supporting our Closing Party this year!

Joss Whedon
Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof
Running Time:
1h 49m

Comments (33)

  • 17 January 2013, 20:01

    NOOO! I didn't have the funds at midnight! PLEASE tell me somebody with a ticket will (unfortunately) be unable to attend and want to flog a ticket. If that's you... btlewis at gmail.

  • 17 January 2013, 22:01

    Is there a waiting list if returns are made? I'm kicking myself for not booking earlier now but wasn't sure I could get the time off work... If anyone can't go let me know. Leanneeef @ gmail .com

  • 18 January 2013, 02:23

    ughhhhh!! I'm so bummed I didn't get tickets for this :( sigh.

  • 18 January 2013, 10:47

    So sad that I missed tickets for this! If any one is unable to go and has a ticket or even two could they please get in contact at, I'm will to pay a little more that what it cost you.

  • 18 January 2013, 12:04

    Absolutely gutted this has sold out. Would also take any last minute tickets that are available, francesejohnston at hotmail dot com

  • 18 January 2013, 13:31

    I would second the waiting list idea!

  • 18 January 2013, 14:27
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi guys,

    Unfortunately we do not have a waiting list for this film. There are, however, over 350 screenings, panel discussions, live performances and special events, so hopefully there will be something else in there which will catch your eye! Sorry to disappoint, hope you enjoy the festival.


  • 18 January 2013, 21:19


    I also missed the chance to get a ticket, so if anybody is selling theirs, PLEASE contact me at :

    I'm ready to put money into it.

    Thank you.

  • 21 January 2013, 14:06

    Does anyone know if there will be any spares to buy on the actual night?

  • 23 January 2013, 21:53

    What exactly is the Closing Gala?
    Is there a dress code?

  • 24 January 2013, 10:31
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi there,

    It's unlikely there will be any spare tickets on the night. The Closing Gala is the last film shown at the Festival and therefore a special film is chosen for a celebratory finish. Your ticket also admits you to the Closing Gala Party. There is no strict dress code.



  • 30 January 2013, 11:06
    Paul Moran

    So disappointed I found about this too late, the hybrid of my two biggest writing/film-making influences an heroes! Would have done anything for a ticket! If anyone finds out they can't attend please please send me an email
    Thank you so ever much

  • 30 January 2013, 12:05

    Hi Jane (Hartshorn),
    If anyone cancels their ticket booking, will tickets become available on the site or is it best to call?
    Also, where can I find information about the panels and special events? Do you have any with any members of the cast/production team from Much Ado?

  • 30 January 2013, 14:51

    I realise this is a long shot considering how many people have already posted, but PLEASE, if anyone finds they need to sell their ticket last minute drop me a line at - seriously, name your price. Quite desperate to attend.

  • 30 January 2013, 17:42

    Another Whedon fan who found out about this a little too late and could cry, please someone help me meet my idol, been obsessed with him since way back in the day, name your price, would be happy to pay a fair penny to meet this man. E-mail is -

  • 30 January 2013, 20:12


  • 31 January 2013, 14:38
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Maria,

    It's best to keep checking with the box office regarding returned tickets for Much Ado. With regards to information about special events, our Programme Updates page has details of new events, special guests etc and can be found here:

    There is also the GFF News Page which has more in-depth information regarding guests:



  • 31 January 2013, 17:55

    I'm aware it would be a miracle, but should anyone have a last minute ticket they can't use, I would be eternally grateful and happy to pay a bit extra. My email is

  • 31 January 2013, 20:38

    I NEED a ticket for this. I really do, it will make me the happiest person alive without exaggeration. Anyone who can't make it, email me at if you're would de interested in flogging it. Thanks

  • 01 February 2013, 22:04

    Much Ado flashmob get.

    Dibs on Verges.

  • 04 February 2013, 14:46
    Hanna Buist

    I was wondering if that is the absolute only screening of the movie in Glasgow? I'd really like to see it and think it's a bit odd that it would only be shown once...

  • 05 February 2013, 22:27

    Beyond disappointed that I did not learn of this until now. For a second, before I saw sold out (or even knew that Mr. Whedon himself would be there), I was the happiest exchange student in Glasgow. To everyone lucky enough to have a ticket: enjoy it with all of your being.

  • 08 February 2013, 09:31

    Some of you people need to get out more. Be beyond disappointed at world hunger, rape as a war crime or the libor scandal, but it's a movie for crying out loud. Go see Bullhead, or Armour or Berbarian Sound Studio. No doubt Mr Whedon will be staying at the Blytheswood so why don't you head down there with your autograph books and congratulate him for producing such invincible (geddit?) staggering works of heartbreaking geekdome. It really is much ado about nothing and if your really so desperate to see it you only have to wait til Lionsgate release it in June 2013...

  • 08 February 2013, 19:11

    People have the right to be disappointed about whatever they choose.

  • 09 February 2013, 00:25

    I have yet to meet someone in Glasgow who knows who Joss Whedon is; I'm shocked at how quickly these tickets have sold. I doubt there will be any chance of another showing, but thanks for trying to accommodate the fans! Cheers.

    Also, to people who believe being excited makes you a bad person:

    “…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.” --John Green

  • 09 February 2013, 23:01

    Too bad that all is sold out... I've been wanting to see this film since I've heard of the first rumours. My favourite Shakespeare play and some of my favourite actors on the cast... Then finding out about the screening taking place while I'm in the city, jumping in joy but yet such a bad luck concerning tickets...

    Nevertheless salutations to all Browncoats out there!

  • 18 February 2013, 10:36

    Would it be possible to provide more information on the closing night gala, such as what part of the city it will be in (presumably close by the GFT) and when it will wrap up - we're coming over from Edinburgh, so need to make arrangements to get back home.

    Thank you!

  • 18 February 2013, 12:03
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Pixel,

    The closing party will take place in a venue close to GFT which will be announced on the night. It will finish about 1am.



  • 19 February 2013, 22:04

    Thank you, Carolyn -

    Last transport back to Edinburgh is 23:59, so we'll have to leave early to make it back to the bus station - we'll just have to party that much harder while we're there!

  • 21 February 2013, 12:51

    CHARLOTTE. How dare you comment on what people should be disappointed in. We are huge fans of Joss Whedon and his work. It is upsetting to to discover some of us have missed the opportunity to meet him and to congratulate him on his talent as a writer, hence the disappointment. Why you feel the need to comment on us is beyond me as you are clearly not a fan and therefore have no place in this discussion. It is rude and unnecessary. Also please do not suggest what you think we should be watching. Just because you don't understand us does not give you right to judge or insult us or Joss Whedon. Everyone has different tastes and I would never critic anyone for what they're interested in and enjoy.


  • 21 February 2013, 14:46

    Will the party venue be announced prior to the day?

    Also will we be able to take snaps of the Q&A? I'd imagine video of Q&A would be too much.

    Can't wait!


  • 24 February 2013, 17:28

    I've got a spare ticket for the Cineworld showing if anyone wants it, my sister has come down with the flu so can't come with me:(

  • 24 February 2013, 20:03

    charlotte, yous a dick

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