Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre are delighted to announce full casting for their forthcoming touring production of William Shakespeare’s glorious tale of antagonistic romance and chaotic comedy –Much Ado About Nothing.

The production’s cast will feature Richard J Fletcher (Oh What A Lovely WarOldham Coliseumas Don John;  Rachel Hammond (Babe: The Sheep Pig) as Ursula; Sophia Hatfield (When We Were Married, Northern Broadsides) as Margaret; Anthony Hunt (The Commitments, West End and Hard Times, Northern Broadsides) as Borachio; Sarah Kameela Impey (The Tempest, RSC and Pinocchio, National Theatre) as Hero; Linford Johnson (The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, Park Theatre ,War Horse, National Theatre and Showboat, Sheffield Crucible) as Claudio;  James McClean (New Tricks, Bolton Octagon) as Messenger; Isobel Middleton (Anna Tregorran in The Archers, BBC Radio 4, Emmerdale and Cracker, ITV and Eric, Ernie and EastEnders, BBC) as Beatrice; David Nellist (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse,  National Theatre and Sherlock, BBC) as Dogberry; Heather Phoenix ( The Rivals, Theatre by the Lake) as Conrade: Matt Rixon (Hairspray, UK Tour and Around The World In 80 Days, New Vic/Royal Exchange) as Don Pedro; Robin Simpson (Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre) as Benedick,  Simeon Truby (The Pitman Painters, New Vic Theatre) as Leonato; Robert Wade (Cyrano, Northern Broadsides) as Balthazar and Andrew Whitehead (An August Bank Holiday Lark, Northern Broadsides) as Antonio/Friar.  

Directed by Northern Broadsides’ Artistic Director Conrad Nelson and co-produced with Staffordshire’s New Vic Theatre, the production’s fine creative team includes Lis Evans (An August Bank Holiday Lark) with lighting by Daniella Beattie and musical direction by Rebekah Hughes.

Much Ado About Nothing will open at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme from 8 February – 2 March and will then tour till the 25 May.

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Tue 5 – Sat 9 March – The Dukes Lancaster

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Tue 12 – Sat 16 March – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Box Office: 01723 370541

Tue 19 – Sat 23 March – Salisbury Playhouse

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Tue 26 – Sat 30 March – Derby Theatre

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Tue 2 – Sat 6 April – Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

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Tue 16 – Sat 20 April – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

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Thu 25 April – Sat 4 May – Viaduct Theatre, Halifax

Box Office: 01422 255266 /

Tue 7 – Sat 11 May – The Lowry, Salford

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Tue 14 – Sat 18 May – York Theatre Royal

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Tue 21 – Sat 25 May – Harrogate Theatre

Box Office: 01423 502116  /

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