With Much Ado About Nothing toured the UK and Europe from 6th June to 17th December including a season at the Palace Theatre in London and three weeks at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.
21–26 June, Blatter des Burgtheaters, Vienna, Austria; 29 June-2 July, Schauspielhaus, Zurich, Switzerland; 5,5,9,10,15 July, Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague, The Netherlands; 7,8,11,16 July, Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 13–14 July, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 20–25 September, Hebbel-Theater, Berlin, Germany; 27–28 September, Opernhaus, Landestheater, Hannover, Germany (King Lear only); 29–30 September, Theater am Goetheplatz, Bremen, Germany (Much Ado About Nothing only); 2–3 October, Deutschen Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, Germany; 7–9 October, Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen, Denmark; 13–18 October, Nationaltheatret, Oslo, Norway.
From the start of the tour to 16th July Peggy Ashcroft played Cordelia. Claire Bloom took the part for the London season and by the Stratford run in November Mary Watson was playing it.
Cast & Crew
|Duke of Albany||Raymond Westwell|
|Duke of Burgundy||Paul Hardwick|
|Duke of Cornwall||Anthony Ireland|
|Earl of Gloucester||George Devine|
|Earl of Kent||Anthony Nicholls|
|King Lear||John Gielgud|
|King of France||Jeremy Burnham|
|Old Man||Paul Hardwick|
|Unnamed parts||Nicholas Brady|
|Unnamed parts||Brian Hankins|
|Unnamed parts||Timothy Harley|
|Unnamed parts||Gary Raymond|
|Fight Arranger||John Greenwood|
|Fight Arranger||Bernard Hepton|
|Music by||Roberto Gerhard|
- Source: RSC Performance Database
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