Much Ado About Nothing RSC

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Much Ado About Nothing RSC
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

‘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.

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.

Previews from |
9th December 2016
Opening date |
17th December 2016
Booking from |
18th March 2017
Available until |
18th March 2017
Closes |
18th March 2017
Categories |
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.

Theatre Royal Haymarket Venue Information

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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