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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 84



5.0 star rating Becki Perry from UK


I went to see Much Ado About Nothing last night which was its first performance. I had high expectations due to the casting and also due to my love of the play. It is safe to say it did not disappoint! David and Catherine sizzled as Beatrice and Benedick! They really captured their charcters! There was non stop laughter throughout and the way the production was staged worked perfectly. The modern twist gave the play a new lease of life. I am so glad that I was able to see this production and really hope it gets brought out on DVD because it is a must see!!!

5.0 star rating Dawn Gregory from London, UK


I saw this play last night - the first night of the run - and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The cast was excellent and the staging very clever. Updating the action to post Falklands Gibraltar really gave the piece relevance. David Tennant and Catherine Tate were perfectly cast as Beatrice and Benedick - their on-stage chemistry really sparkled. I have never heard a Shakespeare audience scream with laughter before! I particularly enjoyed the 'Eavesdropping' scene. I would recommend this production to anyone

5.0 star rating Jane Hains from West Sussex


David Tennant is fantastic, Catherine Tate marvellous and the rest of the cast aren't bad either! It is energetic, witty and very funny. Loved the staging and the costumes too.

5.0 star rating AB UK from Kent, UK


The cast as a whole, with some making their West End debut, told the story excellently, they were well rehearsed and handled the very few props or wardrobe problems so professionally. The stage was very well lit and had a revolving platform, which meant quick changes between scenes that allowed the performance to flow well. One small downside was the theatre was very warm during the first half of the show and I did hear that for some this had spoiled the first half but, I was totally caught up in the magic unfolding before me to be too bothered by it. The dance scenes were unexpected gems that were well choreographed and performed with enthusiasm by all members of the cast. There was a scene of short duration that had flashing lights, which we weren’t warned about and could have posed an issue for anyone susceptible to this. Even though this was only the second preview the performance was polished and as a friend who was with me and not a major fan of either of the lead actors said ‘that was awesome’.

5.0 star rating Farnham Red from Farnham UK


I thoroughly enjoyed tonight's performance (Friday) The 5th night. David Tennant is just outstandingly good but the rest of the cast were also excellent. Very good chemistry between Benedick and Beatrice(Tennant and Tate). I loved the modern staging - the set was simple and cleverly done. The dancing and music worked and the cast really looked to be enjoying themselves If I were to be picky the chemistry between Hero and Claudio left a bit to be desired - I think due to Tom Bateman who was probably the weakest of the leads - but not by any means bad and Hero's performance at the wedding was gripping. A standing ovation showed that it wasn't just me who though it was great entertainment. Best bit -the evesdropping scene is just hilarious pure farce.

5.0 star rating Marianne Burton from London, UK


One of the best nights I've had in the theatre for years.

5.0 star rating Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555


I went to see this show on Wed 18 May. I thought it was absolutely fantastic. I would like to thank not only David and Catherine but all the cast who gave a brilliant performance. The eavesdropping scenes were hilarious and extremely well acted; the dancing and singing were also great but seeing David in a skirt - that definitely was a surprise! My advice to anyone who is thinking about going to see this production is "GO" you will not be disappointed. The cast received a standing ovation at the end and it was well and truly deserved.

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