Vanessa Redgraves new production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ has been hit with a number of scathing reviews last week (ends 23 Sep).
Actress Kim Cattrall, known for Sex and the City, has defended the play on Twitter saying, "Congrats 2 (to) Mark (Rylance)... cast and crew. What a wonderful evening. I loved Much Ado... The members of 'The Watch' in Much Ado. All terrific lads!... So good 2 (to)... be there opening night".
The British thespian (Redgraves) stars opposite James Earl Jones in a much older portrayal of lovers Beatrice and Benedick in a new version on Shakespeare’s comedy at the Old Vic theatre in London.
The highly-anticipated production, directed by celebrated actor/playwright Mark Rylance, was given terrible reviews from critics following opening night last Thursday (19Sep13), with the Guardian's Michael Billington branding the show "one of the most senseless Shakespearean productions I have seen in a long time," while Quentin Letts of the Daily Mail claimed Jones needed prompting on several occasions, and insisted the 82 year old is "really not up to it".
Cattrall appeared in Sweet Bird Of Youth at the Old Vic this year.