David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare
Wyndham's Theatre
Directed by Josie Rourke

"Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably.”

In Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice and Benedick are adamant in their mutual dislike, while Claudio and Hero are deep in love, and the two stories take an unexpected course. 

This production was captured by Digital Theatre live at Wydhams Theatre in London’s West End. It played to sold-out houses and received wide critical acclaim. Directed by Josie Rourke, it starred David Tennant as Benedick and Catherine Tate as Beatrice.

Photos: Johan Persson. 

Production duration: 2 hrs 40 min

Cast & creative team


  • Leonato
    Jonathan Coy
  • Messenger
    Leo Staar
  • Beatrice
    Catherine Tate
  • Hero
    Sarah Macrae
  • Don Pedro
    Adam James
  • Benedick
    David Tennant
  • Don John
    Elliot Levey
  • Claudio
    Tom Bateman
  • Innogen
    Anna Farnworth
  • Conrade
    Lee Knight
  • Borachio
    Alex Beckett
  • Titus
    Joshua Berg
  • Margaret
    Natalie Thomas
  • Ursula
    Kathryn Hunt
  • Angus
    Derek Howard
  • Boy, Maria's Son
    Mario Marin-Borquez
  • Sexton
    Enzo Squillion Jnr
  • Dogberry
    John Ramm
  • Verges
    Mike Grady
  • George Seacoal
    Nicholas Lumley
  • Hugh Oatcake, Friar Francis
    Clive Hayward
  • Maria
    Hannah Warren - Green


  • Josie Rourke
  • Robert Jones
  • Peter Mumford
  • Michael Bruce
  • Emma Laxton
  • Georgina Lamb
  • Robert Hastie
    Associate Director
  • Matt Towell
    Production Manager
  • Sonia Friedman Productions
  • William Shakespeare