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Much Ado About Nothing

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About the Show Less...

David Tennant and Catherine Tate reunite to play Benedick and Beatrice, one of the best partnerships ever written. Read More >

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.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 16/05/2011

Opening Night: 01/06/2011

Closing Night: 03/09/2011

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative


David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Tom Bateman, Alex Beckett, Joshua Berg, Jonathan Coy, Anna Farnworth, Mike Grady, Clive Hayward, Derek Howard, Kathryn Hunt, Adam James, Lee Knight, Elliot Levey, Nicholas Lumley, Sarah MacRae, John Ramm, Enzo Squillino Jnr, Leo Staar, Natalie Thomas and Hannah Warren-Green


Director - Josie Rourke

Producer - Sonia Friedman Productions

Designer - Rob Jones

Lighting Designer - Peter Mumford

Sound - Emma Laxton

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Michael Bruce

About Wyndham’s Theatre

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