Alan Ayckbourn: Actor

Much Ado About Nothing (1964)

Production Details

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Music:
Much Ado About Nothing
William Shakespeare

1964
Vinyl LP
Living Shakespeare

John Hale
Michael Mellinger
Character
Beatrice
Benedick
Claudio
Don Pedro
Dogberry
Conrade / Messenger / A Lord
Hero
Leonato
Don John
Borachio
Boy / Ursula
Actor
Pauline Jameson
Richard Johnson
Robin Phillips
Anthony Nicholls
Colin Ellis
Alan Ayckbourn
Annette Crosbie
Newton Blick
Nigel Davenport
Peter Birrel
Stephanie Cole

Quotes & Notes

Much Ado About Nothing was an abridged recording of Shakespeare's play recorded as part of the Living Shakespeare series in 1964. This series of mono vinyl LPs featured famous actors in a variety of Shakespeare's plays and was published by Odham's Books Ltd.
Although the precise date of the recording is not known, Alan Ayckbourn recalled the production when it was brought to the attention of the website by Mike Linham in September 2013.

"I remember the production of Much Ado… well. It Starred Richard Johnston and Pauline Jameson as Benedick and Beatrice, Annette Crosbie as Hero and Robin Phillips as Claudio. It was directed by John Hale and I played a messenger with one small speech and did crowd voices. I wasn't awfully good I seem to recall."
Alan Ayckbourn, 16 September 2013
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.