Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
David Tennant and Catherine Tate star as reluctant lovers Benedick and Beatrice in Shakespeare's timeless comedy directed by Josie Rourke.
Some cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
David Tennant and Catherine Tate appear together on stage for the first time in William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing.
Two young lovers, Claudio and Hero, are to be married imminently but the devious scheming of a resentful Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever.
Directed by Josie Rourke, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s great plays and reminds us all of the failings and triumphs of the human condition in our never ending search for perfect love.
Tennant and Tate sparkle in Much Ado… a supremely well cast production.
Rourke’s production has a freshness and a wit that is often irresistible… a mixture of slapstick and flight that reduces the audience to a state of blissful hilarity.
The feel-good hit of the summer.
This one looks sure to be a big summer hit.
Captured live at the West End's Wyndham's Theatre, London in September 2011.
Production photography © Johan Persson/Arenapal.
Available with English language Closed Captions.
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