Tennant and Tate in Much Ado

Former Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate will reunite on stage this summer in a brand new production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

David Tennant and Catherine Tate
David Tennant and Catherine Tate

The play will be directed at the Wyndham’s theatre by respected artistic director of the Bush theatre, Josie Rourke. Rourke is one of the names tipped to replace Michael Grandage as head of the Donmar Warehouse when he leaves later this year.

David Tennant was last seen on the stage in 2008, in the RSC’s production of Hamlet. Catherine Tate is currently appearing in Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre in London, alongside Mark Gatiss and David Troughton.

The pair will play Shakespeare’s sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick from 16 May at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Prior to Much Ado About Nothing, the theatre will feature the West End transfer of the Royal Court’s acclaimed play Clybourne Park starring Sophie Thompson.


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