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Much Ado About Nothing (1974)

Shakespeare's play performed at The Young Vic, London (October-November 1974).


Leonato, Governor of Messina ... Harold Innocent
Soldier ... Jeremy James Taylor
Beatrice, an orphan, Leonato's niece ... Denise Coffey
Hero, Leonato's daughter ... ZoŽ Wanamaker
Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon ... Hayward Morse
Benedick, of Padua, Companion of Don Pedro ... Jimmy Thompson
Don John, Don Pedro's bastard brother ... Christopher Timothy
Claudio, of Florence, Companion of Don Pedro ... Paul Nicholas
Antonio, Leonato's brother ... Raymond Platt
Musician ... Peter O'Farrell
Conrade ... Darien Angadi
Borachio ... Michael Menaugh
Margaret, attendant on Hero ... Judy Wilson
Ursula, attendant on Hero ... Alison Mullin
Dogberry, a Constable in charge of the Watch ... Alfred Lynch
Verges, the Headborough, Dogberry's partner in authority ... Hugh Hastings
First Watchman ... Raymond Platt
Second Watchman ... Jeremy James Taylor
Third Watchman ... Peter O'Farrell
Citizen of Messina ... Jennifer Guy
Sexton ... John Vine
Friar Francis, a priest ... Hugh Hastings


Original Production: Frank Dunlop
Director: Denise Coffey
Assistant Director: Jeremy James Taylor
Designer: Carl Toms
Music: Anthony Bowles
Lighting Designer: David Watson
Stage Manager: John Kesl
Musicians: Bernard Router (brass trombone/tuba), Donald Router (trumpet), Michael Porter (flute, clarinet, piccolo)


Having spent around four years at regional theatres, ZoŽ appeared on the London stage for the first time in her professional career at the Young Vic.

This production of Much Ado About Nothing was the second play in which she appeared there, following her performance in Tom Thumb.

Zoe starred in another production of Much Ado About Nothing in 2007.


Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Related links

Much Ado About Nothing complete text - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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