Much Ado About Nothing (1934): Old Vic Theatre Company
PrMuch Ado About Nothing (1934)
PRINCIPAL CAST: Maurice Evans (Benedick); Nancy Hornsby (Hero); Mary Newcomb (Beatrice); Abraham Sofaer (Don Pedro); Cecil Trouncer (Leonato); Alan Webb (Claudio).
This production ran from 5 - 24 November 1934.
"Punctuated by the poppings of squibs outside the Old Vic, the wisecracks of Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing lacked something of spontaneity, rhythm, and point. Under-rehearsal is fatal to them, and there were other indications that this production was on the hasty and slipshod side. Mr. Henry Cass, the producer, put himself in the wrong with me at the start by dressing his men in Elizabethan costume and his women in 18th-century dress..." ~ Evening News, 6 November 1934