Much Ado About Nothing RSC

Much Ado About Nothing RSC Tickets

Theatre Royal Haymarket
West End

‘Sigh no more, ladies - men were deceivers ever.’

Shakespeare’s comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

One of the most popular comedies in the English language, Much Ado About Nothing was possibly known in Shakespeare’s lifetime as Love’s Labour’s Won.

Following a 2014 run in Stratford-upon-Avon and a subsequent in Chichester, the RSC Chichester Festival Theatre productions of the heart-warming double bill Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season.


Book your Much Ado About Nothing RSC tickets, playing at The Theatre Royal Haymarket today.

Much Ado About Nothing RSC Synopsis: 

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.

William Shakespeare
Royal Shakespeare Company
Christopher Luscombe
Oliver Fenwick
Jeremy Dunn
Simon Higlett
Jenny Arnold
Cast list: 
Sam Alexander (King of Navarre/Don John), John Arthur (Sir Nathaniel/Antonio), William Belchambers (Longaville/Conrade), Edward Bennett (Berowne/Benedick), Paige Carter (Maria/Ursula), Rebecca Collingwood (Katharine/Hero), Lisa Dillon (Rosaline/Beatrice), Nick Harris (Butler/Francis Pickbone/Butler/Officer/Musician), Nick Haverson (Costard/Dogberry), John Hodgkinson (Don Armado/Don Pedro), Tunji Kasim (Dumaine/Claudio), Emma Manton (Jaquenetta/Margaret), Chris McCalphy (Dull/Sexton), Peter McGovern (Moth/George Seacole/Soldier), Chris Nayak (Footman 1/Borachio), Jamie Newall (Boyet/Friar Francis), Steven Pacey (Holofernes/Leonato), Roderick Smith (Gatekeeper 1/Marcade/Verges), Jamie Tyler (Footman/Hugh Oatcake), Harry Waller (Gamekeeper 2/Marcade/Balthasar), Anna Wheatley (Housemaid/Housemaid), Leah Whitaker (Princess of France).
Other info: 
Playing in rep with Love's Labour's Lost, Composed by Nigel Hess.
Much Ado About Nothing RSC Schedule
Previews from: 
Friday, 9 December, 2016
Opening date: 
Saturday, 17 December, 2016
Available from: 
Friday, 9 December, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 18 March, 2017
Saturday, 18 March, 2017
8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Latest Much Ado About Nothing RSC News & Features

Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon
Friday, June 24, 2016
Cast announced for RSC productions

Casting has been announced for the RSC's pairing of Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) which arrives in London this Christmas at the Theatre Royal Haymarket following runs at the Chichester Festival Theatre and Manchester Opera House.

The productions play in rep from 9 December 2016  to 18 March 2017, with an official opening on 17 December. 

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