Ex-Dr Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate will lead the cast of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s theatre this summer.
A lively showdown between the sexes unfolds in Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy.
Beatrice, independent and forthright, and Benedick, a self-confessed ‘woman-hater’, pass their time constantly goading and scorning each other. When they are thrown together to defend a friend’s and family’s honour, their true feelings begin to be revealed.
“A Fresh and Funny and touching production of Much Ado as it has ever been my pleasure to witness. Marianne Elliott comes up with a show that is bursting with life, wit and human feeling. Brilliant comic ingenuity” Daily Telegraph
Catherine Tate is a British actress, writer and comedienne. She has won numerous awards for her work on the sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show as well as being nominated for an International Emmy Award and four BAFTA Awards. Following the success of The Catherine Tate Show, Tate played Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas special of Doctor Who and later reprised her role, becoming the Doctor’s companion for the fourth series in 2008.
David Tennant is a Scottish actor. In addition to his work in theatre, including a widely praised Hamlet, Tennant is best known for his role as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, along with the title role in Casanova and as Barty Crouch, Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.