Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare


Christchurch Studio Theatre
May 8 - 13, 1951

Also performed at the George Inn, Southwark on May 19, 1951

Cast List

Leonato, governor of Messina : Don Kirkman
A messenger : John Vernon
Beatrice, niece of Leonato : Betty Newcombe
Hero, daughter of Leonato : June Ottaway
Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon : Robin Wade

Benedick : Arthur Adair
Claudio : John Gordon
His friends
Don John, his bastard brother : Michael Segal
Balthasar, attendant on Don Pedro : George Kennedy
Antonio, brother of Leonato : John Bennett
Conrade : Martin Joseph
Borachio : John White
Followers of Don John
A boy : Brian Dawswell
Margaret : Cecilia Ryder
Ursula : Doreen Rubinstein
Gentlewomen attending on Hero
Dogberry, a master constable : Pat Connor
Verges, a headborough : Victor Farmer
First Watch : Douglas Stainer
Second Watch : Denis Snowman
Third Watch : Roy Longford
Fourth Watch : Michael O'Hare
Friar Francis : Frank Smith
A sexton : John Vernon

Much Ado About Nothing


Much Ado About Nothing

Production Team

Director : R D Smith
Assistant Director : Betty Linton
Set Design : Michael Eve

Stage Manager : Rosemary Nockolds
ASMs : Paula Munday, Lucie White, Susan Mindelsohn
Production Assistant : Patricia Smith
Electrician : Peter Harlow, assisted by Pat Welch
Wardrobe supervised by Margaret Sandry, assisted by Elizabeth O'Hare
Costumes by Richmond Shakespeare Society
Set construction : Michael Eve, Evelyn van der Sluis, Denis Snowman