Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare, David Tennant, Samatha Spiro

Play · Great for: Adults and young people – Shakespeare is for everyone

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David Tennant stars as Benedick with Samantha Spiro as Beatrice in Shakespeare’s merry comedy of wit, words & romance.

In Much Ado, the clarity of radio allows the wonderful verbal sparring between Beatrice and Benedick to sparkle as high comedy and melodrama mix magically in a combination of prose and verse.

BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.

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What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

The perfect choice to commemorate Shakespeare's birthday on 23 April, Much Ado About Nothing is one of his most-loved and funniest plays. Read by an all-star cast, whether you know the play or don't know anything about Shakespeare, this is the perfect audiobook for World Book Night.