Much Ado About Nothing (Stratford)

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Stratford Festival – Festival Theatre 2012. By William Shakespeare. Directed by Christopher Newton

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a sparkling production

The New York Times

 

Setting a standard for centuries to come, this romantic comedy bubbles with wit, wile and delicious wordplay.

As Claudio woos his beloved Hero, his friend Benedick and Hero’s cousin Beatrice trade insults in their “merry war” of mutual disdain. But as Claudio’s wedding day approaches, a series of deceptions – both friendly and malicious – brings about more than one dramatic change of heart.

Chris (and his hair) played a narcoleptic watchman (Esteban Narcoleptico).

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Cast

Ben Carlson
Benedick
Deborah Hay
Beatrice
Richard Binsley
Dogberry
James Blendick
Leonato
Juan Chioran
Don Pedro
Bethany Jillard
Hero/dd>
Gareth Potter
Don John
Tyrone Savage
Claudio
Wayne Best
Sexton
Michael Blake
Borachio
David Collins
George Seacoal
Carl Danielsen
Balthasar
Keith Dinicol
Antonio
Victor Dolhai
Henrique Oswald
Victor Ertmanis
Conrad
Stephen Gartner
Hugh Oatcake
Luke Humphrey
Watch
Claire Lautier
Margaret
Roy Lewis
Verges
Christopher Prentice
Watch
Andrea Runge
Ursula
Stephen Russell
Adjutant
Timothy D. Stickney
Friar Francis
Carla Bennett
Leah Doz
Jessica Horn
Jennifer Rider-Shaw
John Cullen
Nicholas Dolan
Ensemble

Understudies: Nicholas Dolan (Boy), Carla Bennett (Ursula), Michael Blake (Benedick), David Collins (Verges), John Cullen (Gardener’s Boy), Carl J. Danielsen (Henrique Oswald), Keith Dinicol (Dogberry), Victor Dolhai (Balthasar), Leah Doz (Hero), Victor Ertmanis (Friar Francis), Stephen Gartner (Borachio), Carmen Grant (Beatrice), Jessica Horn (Margaret), Luke Humphrey (Claudio, Sexton), Aaron Krohn (Don John), Roy Lewis (Antonio), Christopher Prentice (Don Pedro, George Seacol), Jennifer Rider-Shaw (Maid), Stephen Russell (Leonato), and Timothy D. Stickney (Conrad)

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Creative

Christopher Newton
Director
Santo Loquasto
Designer
Robert Thomson
Lighting Designer
Jonathan Monro
Composer
Thomas Ryder Payne
Sound Designer
Jane Johanson
Choreographer
Simon Fon
Fight Choreographer
Bona Duncan
Stage Manager
Angella Marshall
Crystal Skinner
Kristopher Weber
Assistant Stage Managers
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