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Much Ado About Nothing

Author: William Shakspeare

Productions

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1961
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1976
Cheek By Jowl International Tour, 1998

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
April - December 1961 season
Director: Michael Langham. Setting and Costumes: Demond Heeley.
Music: Louis Applebaum. Lighting: Maurice Daniels.
Dances: Pauline Grant. Music Director: Brian Priestman.

CharacterPlayed By
Leonato, Governor of MessinaRedmond Phillips
Beatrice, his nieceGeraldine McEwan
Hero, his daughterJill Dixon
MessengerJames Kerry
Don Pedro, Prince of ArragonNoel Willman
Don John, his brotherIan Richardson
BenedickChristopher Plummer
ClaudioBarry Warren
Antonio, brother of LeonatoTony Church
ConradeGordon Gostelow
BorachioDavid Buck
UrsulaRosalind Knight
MargaretMaroussia Frank
BalthasarRonald Scott-Dodd
DogberryNewton Blick
VergesClifford Rose
First WatchWilliam Wallis
Second WatchTerry Wale
Third WatchRichard Barr
Fourth WatchRoger Jerome
Friar FrancisPeter Holmes
SextonJulian Battersby
Villagers, Guests, ServantsNarissa Knights, Rosemary Mussell, Georgina Ward, Anita Bronson, Paul Bailey, Michael Blackham, Sebastian Breaks, Eric Flynn, Bruce McKenzie, Gareth Morgan, Michael Warchus
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Wind BandLeader: Alec Whittaker

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1976
RSC. Director: John Barton. Permenant staging: John Napier and Chris Dyer
Designer: John Napier. Music: James Walker.
Dance assisted by: Laverne Mayer. Lighting arranged by: Clive Morris.
Assistant to the director: Peter Stevenson. Assistant to the designer: Dermot Hayes.

CharacterPlayed By
Leonato, Governor of MessinaIvan Beavis
Antonio, his brotherDennis Clinton
Beatrice, his nieceJudi Dench
Hero, his daughterCherie Lunghi
Margaret, maid to HeroEliza Ward
Ursula, companion to HeroMarilyn Taylerson
Friar FrancisJohn Bown
MaidMeg Davies
MaidLea Dregorn
MaidSusan Dury
MaidPippa Guard
Servant/The WatchGreg Hicks
Don Pedro, Prince of AragonRobin Ellis
Don John, his bastard brotherIan McDiarmid
ClaudioRichard Durden
BenedickDonald Sinden
BorachioBob Peck
ConradeBrian Coburn
BalthasarJacob Witkin
OfficerTim Brierley
OfficerPeter Woodward
Officer/The WatchPaul Whitworth
DogberryJohn Woodvine
VergesNorman Tyrrell
SextonKeith Taylor
Leader of the WatchDavid Howey
The WatchClyde Pollitt
The WatchLeonard Preston
MusiciansGordon Bennett, Nigel Garvey, Roger Hellyer, Benjamin Kennard, Peter Morris, Robert Pritchard, Ian Reynolds, Gareth Richards, Michael Tubbs, John Woolf

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Cheek By Jowl International Tour
First performance: 12th February 1998.
Co-produced with Theatre National de Bretagne and Le-Maillon Theatre de Strasbourg.
Director: Declan Donnellan. Designer: Nick Ormerod. Director of Movement: Jane Gibson.
Composer and Musical Director: Paddy Cunneen. Lighting Designer: Judith Greenwood.
Assistant Director: Dan Jemmett.

Tour locations:
12th - 14th February 1998, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
17th - 21st February 1998, Arts Theatre, Cambridge
24th - 28th February 1998, Theatre Royal, Bath
3rd - 7th March 1998, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
10th - 14th March 1998, Civic Theatre, Darlington
25th March - 5th April 1998, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, New York
14th - 16th April 1998, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona
20th - 29th April 1998, Theatre National de Bretagne, Rennes
4th - 7th May 1998, Le-Maillon Theatre de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
11th - 16th May 1998, Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen
20th - 22nd May 1998, The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm
26th - 27th May 1998, Maly Theatre, Moscow
4th June 1998 - ?, Playhouse Theatre, London

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CharacterPlayed By
Don PedroStephen Mangan
Don JohnPaul Goodwin
ClaudioBohdan Poraj
BenedickMatthew Macfadyen
Balthasar/Friar Francis/
First Watchman
Andrew Price
BorachioJustin Salinger
ConradeMark Lacey
Messenger/Second WatchmanRiz Abbasi
LeonatoRaad Rawi
UrsulaAnn Firbank
HeroSarita Choudhury
BeatriceSaskia Reeves
MargaretZoe Aldrich
DogberryDerek Hutchinson
VergesSam Beazley

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