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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ review: what’s going on at the (really) Old Vic?

Posted at 1:45 pm, September 22, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment

Mark Rylance has always been one of our most brilliantly eccentric actors – and now as director he’s turned in a thoroughly unusual interpretation of Shakespeare’s comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, in which romantic leads Beatrice and Benedick are played by elderly actors Vanessa Redgrave (76) and James Earl Jones (82) in a production that’s set in England at the end of the Second World War. But can Rylance bring the same magic to his aged charges as he brought to ‘Jerusalem’?

As the last review in our Time Out Takeover week, we sent television director Lee Tomlinson down to give his thoughts, which you can read here


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