RSC presents Much Ado about Nothing, with an all-Asian cast

The warmth and vibrancy of India comes to Stratford-upon-Avon this summer with the original romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing from 26 July.

This colourful production transposes Shakespeare’s vivacious, and at times unsettling, comedy of love and deceit to an Indian setting.

Much Ado About Nothing is directed by Iqbal Khan whose recent credits include Broken Glass (Tricycle Theatre, 2011) and The Killing of Sister George (Arts Theatre, 2011). He has worked at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and National Theatre where he directed the Pinter double bill Landscape and A Slight Ache in 2008.

Paul Bhattacharjee will play Benedick alongside Meera Syal playing Beatrice. An actress, comedienne, writer and singer, she is perhaps best known as one of the creators of the radio and television series Goodness Gracious Me, in which she also appeared, as well as The Kumars at No. 42.

26 July-15 September, The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.

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Audio described performances:
1 September, 1.30pm
10 September, 7.30pm

Captioned performance:
5 September, 7.30pm

Public understudy run:
14 August