Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate – Round-up of Reviews

Reviews round-up for Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s Theatre starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

David Tennant in Much Ado About Nothing
David Tennant in Much Ado About Nothing

Josie Rourke’s new production of William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing sees David Tennant and Catherine Tate reunite after their stint in TV’s Doctor Who to play Benedick and Beatrice.

In the play, two young lovers, Claudio and Hero, are to be married imminently but the devious scheming of a resentful Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice (Catherine Tate) and Benedick (David Tennant) whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever.

Read a round-up of Much Ado About Nothing reviews, below.

Average rating score for this production


“Populist Shakespeare with both intelligence and heart.”

“The pairing of David Tennant as Benedick with Catherine Tate as Beatrice is a marriage that, if not made in heaven, is certainly cemented by television and pays off superbly.”

“A production that is over-interpreted and insufficiently thought-through.”

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