Josie Rourke’s production of William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate will complete its run at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 3 September 2011, as previously scheduled.
Breaking all Wyndham’s Box Office records, Much Ado About Nothing has sold out its entire run and recouped within a few weeks of opening. Lottery seats (20 best seats at £10 each) for the production are still available for the remaining performances, obtainable in person from the Box Office at 10am on the day of performance.
The cast comprises David Tennant (Benedick) and 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) and Hannah Warren-Green (Maria).
Two young lovers, Claudio and Hero, are to be married imminently but the devious scheming of a resentful Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice (Catherine Tate) and Benedick (David Tennant) whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever.
Much Ado About Nothing is presented in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions. Designs are by Rob Jones with lighting by Peter Mumford, music by Michael Bruce and sound by Emma Laxton.