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Shakespeare's Globe

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare

Touring the UK and Europe, performed on a small-scale, Elizabethan-style stage.

Creatives

Directed by
Max Webster

Designed by
James Cotterill

Composed by
John Barber 

Cast 

Simon Bubb
Benedick

Jim Kitson
Don Pedro

Gemma Lawrence
Hero/Conrade

Emma Pallant
Beatrice/Verges

Sam Phillips
Claudio

Robert Pickavance
Leonato/Ursula

Joy Richardson
Margaret/Borachio/Friar Francis

Chris Starkie
Don John/Dogberry  

  • Theatre/2014/Much Ado/new/CG

Please note: this production has now closed.

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend.

Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being in denial, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, one of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.

Trailer

Actor Interviews

Listen to interviews with Emma Pallant (Beatrice) and Simon Bubb (Benedick).

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