Much Ado About Nothing RSC

Much Ado About Nothing RSC

‘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.


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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.

Theatre Royal Haymarket

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT, GB-WSM, GB
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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