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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
Adapted for radio by Paul Brennen, this production of the play is interspersed with interviews with theatre directors, critics and actors including The Daily Telegraph critic Charles Spencer, Cheek by Jowl artistic director Declan Donnellan, and Clive Swift, who plays Leonato. The interviews are conducted by Nicky Barranger.
Series
Play of the Week (BBC World Service)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
3 Dec 2005 at 18:30 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
120 (total running time)

Credits

Director
David Hitchinson
Adaptor for Radio
Paul Brennen
Cast
Juliet AubreyBeatrice
Toby StephensBenedick
Geoffrey StreatfeildClaudio
Nicholas FarrellDon Pedro
Paul CopleyDogberry
Ayesha AntoineMargaret
Carolyn PicklesUrsula
Clive SwiftLeonato
David TimsonFriar Francis
David TimsonBalthasar
Delroy BrownFirst Watchman (Watchman)
Gerard McDermottSexton
Ian MastersAntonio
Ian MastersVerges
Jonathan TaflerBorachio
Nick SayceSecond Watchman (Watchman)
Paul GregoryConrade
Raymond CoulthardDon John
Sophie RobertsHero

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Broadcast in two parts over 2 weekends from December 3, 2005. Total length of the production: 120 minutes.

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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