One of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, Much Ado About Nothing returns to the London stage in a new production featuring David Tennant and Catherine Tate as Benedick and Beatrice, one of the best partnerships ever written.
Much Ado About Nothing begins with the celebrations for the impending nuptials of young couple Claudio and Hero. But their marriage looks set to be thwarted by the devious scheming of a resentful prince. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick, whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever.
Tennant and Tate return to the stage and the acting partnership that began on television with Doctor Who. Since playing the Doctor and his sidekick Donna Noble, the two have both gone back to the theatre, with Tennant playing Hamlet in the West End and Tate appearing in plays including Under The Blue Sky and Season’s Greetings. In addition to Doctor Who, Tennant has screen credits including Bright Young Things, St Trinian’s II and TV drama Single Father. Tate came to fame with her own comedy series The Catherine Tate Show and has credits including Starter For Ten and Gulliver’s Travels. Both have extensive stage experience including appearances for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Much Ado About Nothing is directed by Josie Rourke, the Artistic Director of the Bush theatre, whose work includes Men Should Weep at the National Theatre and King John for the RSC.
For more about Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s theatre read the First Night Feature.