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Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Road WC2H 0DA
Much Ado About Nothing
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Show Details
Preview 16th May 11
Opens 1st Jun 11
Closes 3rd Sep 11
Show Times
Mon - Sat 7.30 pm
Matinée - Sat 2.30 pm

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  • David Tennant - Benedick
  • Catherine Tate - Beatrice
  • Tom Bateman - Claudio
  • Alex Beckett - Borachio
  • Joshua Berg - Titus
  • Jonathan Coy - Leonato
  • Anna Farnworth - Innogen
  • Mike Grady - Verges
  • Clive Hayward - Hugh Oatcake/Friar Francis
  • Derek Howard - Angelo
  • Kathryn Hunt - Ursula
  • Adam James - Don Pedro
  • Lee Knight - Conrade
  • Elliot Levey - Don John
  • Nicholas Lumley - George Seacole
  • Sarah MacRae - Hero
  • John Ramm - Dogberry
  • Enzo Squillino jnr -Balthasar / Sexton
  • Leo Staar - Messenger
  • Natalie Thomas - Margaret
  • Hannah Warren - Green Maria

  • Play by William Shakespeare
  • Director - Josie Rourke
  • Associate Director - Robert Hastie
  • Design - Rob Jones
  • Lighting - Peter Mumford
  • Sound - Emma Laxton
  • Music - Michael Bruce
  • Movement - Georgina Lamb
  • Producer - Sonia Friedman Productions


A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.



Catherine TateOnly running for 3 months from 1st June to 3rd of September - it's likely that this play will be hard to get tickets to see.

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays with an simple plot that nonetheless discusses a deep look at the way humans are in love. This is one of Shakespeare's fondest topics - love and manipulation.

David TennantCasting David Tennant as Benedick was good for the play and good for the Who fans as he has a classic and searing set of lines to deliver to his partner-to-be (with some manipulation) Beatrice - none other than Catherine Tate also of Who fame. It is a refreshing thought to hear them deliver wit and parry in the old style of true English wit.

Given the standard of the writing throughout it is hard to focus everything on the main men - there isn't really a bit part filler anywhere in the cast who are all terrific.


Tom BatemanTwo young lovers Claudio (Tom Bateman) and Hero (Sarah MacRae) are about to be married - or engaged in any case. They want to see their friends Beatrice (Catherine Tate) and Benedick (David Tennant) get over their competitive verbal jousting which tends to be a wet blanket on romance even as sparks fly.

Sarah MacRaeFor some reason Don Pedro resentful Prince of Arogan (Clive Hayward) starts interfering with the couple with the objective to stop them marrying. Do they manage to thwart the prince? Do they rope their friends into a double wedding?

This play is a favourite of shakespeare goers and so the seats may well be standing room only. Mind you booking for standing is often a way of seeing a classic for cheap although a pain with children too old for flying angels.

Clive Hayward

Much Ado About Nothing - Poster        

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