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Much Ado About Nothing

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About the Show Less...

Shakespeare's popular comedy tells of two relationships; Hero and Claudio rush into marriage, while Beatrice and Benedick prefer a spot of verbal jousting. Starring Zoe Wanamaker and Simon Russell Beale. Read More >

Simon Russell Beale and Zoe Wanamaker in Much Ado About NothingMen return from war to a masked ball at the house of Leonato, where the young, beautiful Hero falls in love with dashing soldier Claudio, and the young lovers dive into marriage. Soppy notions of love are not for seasoned singles Beatrice and Benedick, they prefer a spot of verbal jousting.

For more about this production read the First Night Feature or watch our video interview.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/12/2007

Opening Night: 18/12/2007

Closing Night: 29/03/2008

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Cast & Creative


Mark Addy, James Alper, Katharine Burford, John Burgess, Daniel Fearn, Susannah Fielding, Oliver Ford Davies, Thomas Goodridge, Jessica Gunning, Daniel Hawksford, Simon Markey, Maggie McCarthy, Trevor Peacock, Gary Pillai, Daniel Poyser, Hariette Quarrie, Simon Russell Beale, Hannah Stokely, Julian Wadham, Ross Waiton, Zoe Wanamaker, Niky Wardley, Andrew Woodall, Matthew Woodyatt, Tristram Wymark


Director - Nicholas Hytner

Producer - National Theatre

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

Set Designer - Vicki Mortimer

Author - William Shakespeare