Ian McKellen Stage

Albert Finney,  Robert Stephens, Ian McKellen

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (1965)

 

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli

Ian McKellen in the role of Claudio

Old Vic, London

16 February 1965

CAST

Don Pedro

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Albert Finney

Don John

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Derek Jacobi

Claudio

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Ian McKellen

Benedick

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Robert Stephens

A Lord

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Neil Fitzpatrick

Leonato

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Gerald James

Antonio

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Harry Lomax

Hero

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Caroline John

Beatrice

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Maggie Smith

Ursula

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Elizabeth Burger

Margaret

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Lynn Redgrave

Conrade

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Edward Petherbridge

Borachio

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Tom Kempinski

Balthasar

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Bruce Purchase

The Messenger

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Michael Byrne

Women of Leonato's household

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Jennie Heslewood, Pauline Taylor

Coffee boy

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Alan Ridgeway

Dogberry

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Frank Finlay

Verges

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Michael Rothwell

The Sexton

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Reginald Green

First Watchman

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Peter John

Second Watchman

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Ron Pember

Other Watchmen

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David Hargreaves, Ronald Pickup, Michael York

Friar Francis

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Frank Wylie

Trumpeter

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Peter White

Trombonist

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Alan Hutt

Clarinettist

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John Foley

Drummer

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Laurie Morgan

Guitarist

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Charles Gregory

Inanimates

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Christopher Chittell, Nicholad Edmett

Inanimates

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Gillian Ferguson, Kay Gallie, Roy Holder

Inanimates

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Christopher Timothy

OTHER CREDITS

Production and scenery by Franco Zeffirelli, Textual Revision by Robert Graves, Costumes by Peter J. Hall, Music by Nino Rota, Dances arranged by Romayne Grigorova, Lighting by Brian Freeland, Assistant to the Producer Piers Haggard, Stage Manager Diana Boddington

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