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Much Ado About Nothing

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Shakespeare's riotous comedy about two unwilling lovebirds. Read More >

Two of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most lovable lovers are the star parts in this riotous comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick but, because neither will admit it, nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigue of a resentful prince forces Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend.

Much Ado About Nothing stars Eve Best and Charles Edwards as the sparring couple Beatrice and Benedick. Laurence Olivier Award-winner Best has London stage credits including A Moon For The Misbegotten, Hedda Gabler and Mourning Becomes Electra, though in recent years she has become well-known for her screen work including Nurse Jackie and film The King’s Speech. Edwards originated the role of Hannay in the hit stage comedy The 39 Steps, taking his performance to Broadway. His work also includes Peter Hall’s Twelfth Night at the National Theatre.

For more about Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe read the First Night Feature or Big Interview with Charles Edwards.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 21/05/2011

Opening Night: 26/05/2011

Closing Night: 01/10/2011

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


Eve Best (to 10 September only. From 21-27 Sep: Naomi Frederick), Charles Edwards, Joe Caffrey, Phillip Cumbus, Marcus Griffiths, Adrian Hood, Paul Hunter, Joseph Marcell, Lisa McGrillis, David Nellis, Matthew Pidgeon, John Stahl, Ewan Stewart, Ony Uhiara, Helen Weir


Director - Jeremy Herrin

Designer - Mike Britton

Choreographer - Sian Williams

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Stephen Warbeck

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