Casting has been announced for the Shakespeare’s Globe's upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Matthew Dunster which runs at the outdoor venue from 14 July to 15 October 2017. Set in revolutionary Mexico in 1910, the production stars Beatriz Romilly as Beatrice, Matthew Needham as Benedick, Anya Chalotra as Hero, Marcello Cruz as Claudio and Martin Marquez as Leonato alongside Doreene Blackstock, Ashley Campbell, Oliver Cudbill, Charlie de Melo, Jo Dockery, Ammara Niwaz, Sarah Seggari, Steve John Shepherd and Ewan Wardrop.
Much Ado About Nothing - Globe 2017
Shakespeare’s classic tale of antagonistic romance and madcap humour explodes on to the Globe stage with a fusion of Latin music, desert flowers and revolutionary politics in this bold new production.
Mexico, 1910. Claudio and Benedick return home from the first wave of the revolution. Claudio has been pining for his love, Hero. Benedick loves her cousin Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick; but because neither will admit it, nothing seems likely to bring them together. Only the intrigues of a revolutionary with a dark heart, force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by vowing to kill his best friend, Claudio.