Alan Ayckbourn: Actor


Much Ado About Nothing (1964)

Play: Much Ado About Nothing
Author: William Shakespeare
Published: 1964
Format:
Vinyl LP
Company:
Living Shakespeare

Director:
John Hale
Music: 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.