- Running time167 minutes
Shakespeare’s brightest and wittiest of comedies
Claudio loves Hero and Hero loves Claudio, and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice loves Benedick, but – because neither will admit it – nothing seems capable of bringing them together. It is only the intrigues of a resentful prince that force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend.
Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense, and in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick it gives us Shakespeare’s wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.
Approx. runtime: 3 hrs.
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Designer: Mike Britton
Composer: Stephen Warbeck
Beatrice: Eve Best / Naomi Frederick
Benedick: Charles Edwards
Claudio: Philip Cumbus
Hero: Ony Uhiara
Borachio/Friar: Joe Caffrey
Conrad: Marcus Griffiths
Verges: Adrian Hood
Dogberry: Paul Hunter
Leonato: Joseph Marcell
Margaret: Lisa McGrillis
George Seacoal/Messenger: David Nellist
Don John/Sexton: Matthew Pidgeon
Antonio/Hugh Oatcake: John Stahl
Don Pedro: Ewan Stewart
Ursula: Rhiannon Meades
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