Full cast announced for Much Ado About Nothing

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Mark Rylance directs James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in Shakespeares timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing opening on 19 September 2013 with previews from 7 September. Further cast includes Tim Barlow, Penelope Beaumont, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Katherine Carlton, Beth Cooke, Alan David, Michael Elwyn, Lloyd Everitt, James Garnon, Melody Grove, Trevor Laird, Leroy Osei-Bonsu, Mark Ross, Peter Wight and Danny Lee Wynter.

While young lovers Claudio and Hero threaten to have their imminent nuptials thwarted by the resentful scheming of a Prince, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice (Vanessa Redgrave) and Benedick (James Earl Jones). Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones take on these roles for the first time.

James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave recently starred in Alfred Uhrys Driving Miss Daisy both in the West End and on Broadway.