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Much About About Nothing

Synopsis
A three-camera recording of Nicholas Hytner’s 2007 production of Much Ado About Nothing for the National Theatre with Simon Russell Beale as Benedick and Zoe Wanamaker as Beatrice.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
Jan 2008
Duration
180 (inc.interval)

Credits

Director
Nicholas Hytner
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Vicki Mortimer
Costume
Dinah Collin
Cast
Zoë WanamakerBeatrice
Simon Russell BealeBenedick
Daniel HawksfordClaudio
Julian WadhamDon Pedro
Mark AddyDogberry
Andrew WoodallDon John
Daniel FearnWatchman
Daniel PoyserBorachio
Gary PillaiFriar Francis
Harriette QuarrieWoman of the House
James AlperMessenger
Jessica GunningWoman of the House
John BurgessAntonio
Maggie McCarthyUrsula
Matthew StokelyWoman of the House
Matthew WoodyatAntonio’s son
Niky WardleyMargaret
Oliver Ford DaviesLeonato
Ross WaitonConrade
Simon MarkeySexton
Susannah FieldingHero
Thomas GoodridgeBalthasar
Trevor PeacockVerges
Tristram WymarkWatchman

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Renaissance Italy
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare: Nicholas Hytner

Notes

History
The production opened 18 December 2007.
Reviews
For behind-the-scenes accounts and video of rehearsal, performance and interviews with the cast, creative and technical teams visit www.stagework.org (accessed 12/2007).

Production Company

Name

National Theatre Archive

Contact
Archivist
Email
http://catalogue.nationaltheatre.org.uk/CalmView/ContactUsForm.aspx
Web
https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/about-the-national-theatre/archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7452 3135
Address
NT Studio
83-101 The Cut
London
SE1 8LL
UK

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