James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave @ The Old Vic Theatre 7 Sep 2013 – 30 Nov 2013

James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave play warring lovers Benedick and Beatrice in Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Mark Rylance.

While young lovers Claudio and Hero have their forthcoming nuptials threatened by the resentful scheming of a Prince, marriage seems out of the question for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick in this witty comedy about the never ending search for perfect love.

James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave recently starred in Driving Miss Daisy both in the West End and on Broadway and will reunite on The Old Vic stage to play these iconic roles for the first time.

Mark Rylance was Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe for 10 years, during this time he directed and performed in numerous productions. His recent acting credits include Richard III and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe and West End) and the critically acclaimed Jerusalem.

The cast in alphabetical order:

Tim Barlow Verges
Penelope Beaumont Ursula
Kingsley Ben-Adir Borachio
Katherine Carlton Beryl
Beth Cooke Hero
Alan David Antonio & Watch
Michael Elwyn Leonato
Lloyd Everitt Claudio
James Garnon Don Pedro
Melody Grove Margaret
James Earl Jones Benedick
Trevor Laird Conrade
Leroy Osei-Bonsu Messenger
Vanessa Redgrave Beatrice
Mark Ross Sexton
Peter Wight Dogberry & Friar Francis
Danny Lee Wynter Don John

 

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