Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won)
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. 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.
Archive :: production:T0730341659, play:S2128451765, venue:V396
- 11 Apr 16
- E:Chichester Festival Theatre, E:Royal Shakespeare Company, I:Christopher Luscombe, S:Simon Higlett, L:Oliver Fenwick, M:Nigel Hess, U:Jeremy Dunn, H:Jenny Arnold, I:Gabrielle Dawes (casting director), I:Helena Palmer (casting director), P:Edward Bennett (Benedick)