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Escaped Mums: Much Ado About Nothing

August 3, 2011

Wyndham's Theatre

I am horribly in love with David Tennant as Benedick, based on his performance in Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End of London on Monday night. Tennant was extremely funny and absolutely frickin gorgeous, even in tights and a short denim skirt. I was in the front row, with three of my friends.  It was what we call an ‘Escaped Mums’ get together and all four of us agreed that it was a great evening.

Some of the reviews have been a bit sniffy about the fact that there is a lot of visual humour in this production of the play, and that it lacks subtlety and detracts from the dialogue. All I know is that I laughed so hard that my insides ached. And it wasn’t just Tennant who made me laugh, all of the actors were on top form. Even Dogberry, played by John Ramm, was hilarious. Catherine Tate was marvellous too, and she conveyed the sadness beneath the brittle wit of Beatrice. I loved the 1980’s setting and the rocky versions of the songs – ‘Sigh no more, ladies sigh no more…’


  • First class rail travel booked in advance for the bargain price of £22 each way
  • Food before the show in Gerrard’s Corner, Chinatown
  • B&B in The Soroptimist Residential Club on Bayswater Road (very good value and near Lancaster Gate tube – will go there again)
7 Comments leave one →
  1. Jo Lloyd permalink
    August 3, 2011 5:49 pm

    Sigh no more indeed… it was a blast from beginning to end and thanks again for organising it 🙂

    The only thing that could have made that break better was if I got to take Mr Tennant home with me at the end of it!



  2. August 3, 2011 10:17 pm

    So glad you all had fun – hope I can come along on another escaped Mums outing soon 🙂

    • August 4, 2011 5:10 pm


      We’re already starting to plot another ‘escaped mums’ get together. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this.

      R x


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