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Much Ado About Nothing

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About the Show Less...

Mark Rylance directs James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy. Read More >

Mark Rylance directs James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

The unconventionally aged duo will take on the roles of Benedick and Beatrice in the Bard’s well-known tale about the sparring duo and young lovers Claudio and Hero whose imminent nuptials are threatened by the resentful scheming of a prince.

Jones and Redgrave, who starred in Driving Miss Daisy in the West End and on Broadway, have both enjoyed successful stage careers.

Tony Award-winning actor Jones has appeared in productions including The Great White Hope and Fences on Broadway, and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof in London, a role for which he received an Olivier Award nomination.

A member of one of the best known acting dynasties in British theatre, Redgrave, who received an Olivier Award for her role in The Aspern Papers, has starred in productions including The Year Of Magical Thinking and The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre, and Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 07/09/2013

Opening Night: 19/09/2013

Closing Night: 30/11/2013

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative


James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael Elwyn, Peter Wight, James Garnon, Beth Cooke, Lloyd Everitt, Tim Barlow, Penelope Beaumont, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Katherine Carlton, Alan David, Melody Grove, Trevor Laird, Leroy Osei-Bonsu, Mark Ross, Danny Lee Wynter


Director - Mark Rylance

Producer - The Old Vic

Designer - Ultz

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Claire van Kampen

About The Old Vic

The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB

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