Cambridge School Shakespeare

Resources by our What You Will partners. You will need to click on the links below and create an account to access these.

Making Sense of the Play ⬇

Test Yourself
Sequence the Plot

Performing the Play ⬇

Soliloquy Challenge

Writing about the Play ⬇

Essay Plans
Production Reviews

John Heffernan – Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing

John Heffernan played the role of Benedick in the National Theatre’s production of Much Ado About Nothing in 2022. He’s chosen to create a speech for Benedick “because he’s witty, funny, and after making some rather questionable life choices he gets to fall madly in love... and what’s not to love about that?”

Meet Benedick's witty opposite number, Beatrice, with our character Q&A.