Much Ado About Nothing - West End
Following a 2014 run in Stratford-upon-Avon and a subsequent in Chichester, the RSC Chichester Festival Theatre productions of the heart-warming double bill Loveâ€™s Labourâ€™s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season.
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.
Shakespeareâ€™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 â€“ before peace ultimately wins out.
One of the most popular comedies in the English language, Much Ado About Nothing was possibly known in Shakespeareâ€™s lifetime as Loveâ€™s Labourâ€™s Won.
Running Time: Two hours and 10 minutes, with one interval
Theatre Royal Haymarket(London, )
18 Suffolk Street London SW1Y 4HT
Much Ado About Nothing West End Cast
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by Marianka Swain - November 29, 2016
Actress Lisa Dillon's numerous stage credits include King John at Rose Theatre, Kingston, Hapgood at Hampstead Theatre, Design for Living at the Old Vic, The Knot of the Heart at the Almeida, and The Taming of the Shrew for the RSC. She's back with the RSC playing Rosaline and Beatrice in Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing respectively. The acclaimed double bill, set either side of the First World War, begins previews at Theatre Royal Haymarket on 9 December.