Full Casting Announced for Northern Broadsides/New Vic Theatre Production of Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing Northern Broadsides New Vic Production
Much Ado About Nothing Northern Broadsides New Vic Production

Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre have announced 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 War, Oldham Coliseum) as 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; Linford Johnson (The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, Park Theatre ,War Horse, National Theatre and Showboat, Sheffield Crucible) as Claudio; Sarah Kameela-Impey (The Tempest, RSC and Pinocchio, National Theatre) as Hero; 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.

Full details can be found here.

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