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Much Ado About Nothing

Michelle Terry and Edward Bennett star as Beatrice and Benedick in an acclaimed RSC production, set at the end of WWI, of Shakespeare's much-loved comedy.

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero.

As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

The drama is set amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, where youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened - before peace ultimately wins out.

Christopher Luscombe directs Michelle Terry and Edward Bennett as Beatrice and Benedick in this acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production.

2 hours, 26 minutes

Last on

Sun 5 Jul 2020 21:00


Role Contributor
Benedick Edward Bennett
Beatrice Michelle Terry
Claudio Tunji Kasim
Hero Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Don John Sam Alexander
Don Pedro John Hodgkinson
Frances Pickbone Peter Basham
Dogberry Nick Haverson
Leonato David Horovitch
Housemaid Sophie Khan Levy
Margaret Emma Manton
Hugh Oatcake Oliver Lynes
Sexton Chris McCalphy
George Seacoal Peter McGovern
Ursula Frances McNamee
Borachio Chris Nayak
Friar Francis Jamie Newall
Verges Roderick Smith
Balthasar Harry Waller
Director Christopher Luscombe


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