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Much Ado About Nothing

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Closed November 30, 2013

Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones star in Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Mark Rylance

Why See Much Ado About Nothing?

While young lovers Claudio and Hero threaten to have their imminent nuptials thwarted by the resentful scheming of a Prince, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice (Vanessa Redgrave) and Benedick (James Earl Jones). Redgrave and Earl Jones take on these roles for the first time.

James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave recently starred in Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy both in the West End and on Broadway.

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Previews from: 7 September 2013

Opening night: 19 September 2013


Much Ado About Nothing is suitable for audiences aged 8 and upwards

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Cast and Creative


Vanessa Redgrave as Beatrice
James Earl Jones as Benedick
Beth Cooke as Claudio
Lloyd Everitt as Hero
Michael Elwyn as Leonato
Peter Wight as Dogberry
James Garnon as Don Pedro


Also starring:
Tim Barlow
Penelope Beaumont
Kingsley Ben-Adir
Katherine Carlton
Alan David
Melody Grove
Trevor Laird
Leroy Osei-Bonsu
Mark Ross
Danny Lee Wynter



Witten by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mark Rylance

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Ted Allingham: “Redgrave and Jones struggle in Old Vic Much Ado”

Truly great actors, a fine director , a great theatre. So how did Vaneaasa... more

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