Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero. The path to the altar seems smooth, until the evil Don John decides to intervene. All ends happily, thanks to the lucky discoveries of the bungling constable Dogberry and his incompetent assistants. Central to the play, one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, are Beatrice and Benedick, masters of wit and sworn foes to marriage - until a plot is hatched to bring them together. Beatrice is played by Saskia Reeves while Samuel West plays Benedick. Paul Jesson is Don Pedro, Jason O'Mara is Claudio and Abigail Docherty is Hero. Dogberry is played by Bryan Pringle.
Running time approx. 2 hrs 30 mins.
- Publication Date:
- 13 / 10 / 1999