One of Britain’s favourite actors David Tennant stars in this very, very funny tale of love in all its many hues. Considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most successful comedies and - many argue - one of his best plays, Much Ado About Nothing is a witty examination of the troubles that can befall people in love.
This is a tale of two sets of lovers: one pair so besotted, that they are speechless in each other’s company and cannot wait for their wedding day, the other, quite content to rail against love, criticising and lampooning it. The road to the altar is a rocky one for both couples, full of challenges and populated by a villain and a very incompetent citizen policeman. The fast pace of this play is certain to propel the listener along with it. The verbal interplay between the ‘warring’ couple, Beatrice and Benedick is an example of why Shakespeare is held in such high estimation as a playwright.
David Tennant is best known for his role in the BBC series Doctor Who, while double Olivier award-winning Samantha Spiro as Beatrice, makes sure that Benedick does not get the upper hand. The vocal talents from some of England’s elite actors, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emilia Fox and Julian Rhind-Tutt are present in this masterful work. This BBC Radio 4 production is well-loved by audiophiles and is available as a CD audiobook.