Tuesday, 11 March 2008
HOT: Much Ado about Nothing, National Theatre
I had originally thought this would not be worth seeing - two middle aged actors playing the lovers Beatrice and Benedict? However, sometimes experience rather than beauty is what counts in interpreting Shakespeare, and Zoe Wanamaker and Simon Russell Beale really set the prose alight with their comic timing and unbelieveable diction during this delightful sunlit comedy. And there's a pool in the middle of the stage!