Professor Carol Chillington Rutter

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare
Wyndham's Theatre
Directed by Josie Rourke

Professor of English and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick, Carol sheds light on England's most renowned playwright.

With so little physical evidence to unravel Shakespeare's life, Carol argues that his Latin grammar school education lies at the heart of his work.

Production duration: 27 min 9 sec

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Juliette McGirr
Acting Director for Teaching and Learning for English
Claremont High School Academy, Harrow

  • Productions


    Unique high-definition films of leading British theatre productions.

  • Making Theatre

    Making Theatre

    Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries and interiews with professinal theatre makers.

  • Study Guides

    Study Guides

    Dynamic study guides featuring detail on character, language, themes and context.

  • Teaching Support

    Teaching Support

    Filmed practical theatre workshops that reveal text in practice, with supporting written material.

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