Meera Syal has returned to the West End stage starring in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Indian-themed production of Much Ado About Nothing, which transfers from Stratford to the Noel Coward Theatre.

Syal, whose recent stage credits include The Killing of Sister George and Shirley Valentine (for which she won a Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Solo Performance in 2011), plays Beatrice opposite Paul Bhattacharjee's Benedick in Iqbal Khan's production.

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