Young Claudio has fallen for the
lovely heiress Hero, who also loves him. Their path to the altar looks smooth, until the evil Don
All ends happily, thanks to his incompetent assassins and the lucky discoveries of
the bungling constable Dogberry. Central to the
play, one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, are Beatrice and Benedick,
masters of wit and sworn foes to marriage—until a plot is hatched to bring them
Beatrice is played by Saskia Reeves, while Samuel West plays Benedick. Paul Jesson is Don Pedro, Jason O’Mara is Claudio, and Abigail Docherty is Hero. Dogberry is played by Bryan Pringle.
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