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  • Five stars

    The Daily Telegraph

    "This is the most blissfully entertaining and emotionally involving RSC offering I’ve seen in ages."
  • Five stars

    The Times

    "This is, in its entirety, an endeavour that sings: poignant, impassioned and gorgeous."

Cast & creative team


  • King of Navarre
    Sam Alexander
  • Butler
    Peter Basham
  • Longaville
    William Belchambers
  • Berowne
    Edward Bennett
  • Costard
    Nick Haverson
  • Jaquenetta
    Emma Manton
  • Don Armado
    John Hodgkinson
  • Dumaine
    Tunji Kasim
  • Princess of France
    Leah Whitaker
  • Rosaline
    Michelle Terry
  • Maria
    Frances McNamee
  • Katharine
    Flora Spencer-Longhurst
  • Holofernes
    David Horovitch
  • Moth
    Peter McGovern
  • Housemaid
    Sophie Khan Levy
  • Footman
    Oliver Lynes
  • Dull
    Chris McCalphy
  • Footman
    Chris Nayak
  • Lord Boyet
    Jamie Newall
  • Marcadé
    Roderick Smith
  • Gamekeeper
    Roderick Smith
  • Sir Nathaniel
    Thomas Wheatley
  • Footman
    Harry Waller


  • Christopher Luscombe
    Stage Director
  • Robin Lough
    Screen Director
  • Nigel Hess
  • Simon Higlett
  • Oliver Fenwick
  • Jeremy Dunn
  • Jenny Arnold
  • Kevin McCurdy
  • Tess Dignan
    Text and Voice Work
  • Guy Unsworth
    Assistant Director
  • John Woolf
    Music Director
  • Peter Griffin
    Production Manager
  • Janet Bench
    Costume Supervisor
  • Janet Gautrey
    Stage Manager
  • Kevin Fitzmaurice
  • John Wyver
    Producer, Live from Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Martin McKellan
    Dialect Coach
  • Helena Palmer CDG
    Casting Director
  • Pippa Hill
    Literary Manager
  • Alistair Bruce
    Historical Advisor
  • Jondon
    Company Manager
  • George Hims
    Deputy Stage Manager
  • Emma McKie
    Assistant Stage Manager