Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Conrad Nelson
Featuring Reece Dinsdale as Benedick

We will once again join forces with the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme and warm the hearts of theatregoers this Spring when we stage William Shakespeare’s glorious tale of antagonistic romance and chaotic comedy – Much Ado About Nothing.

Six long years of war are finally over. Returning soldiers swap the booming battlefield for a landscape of love, masked balls and much-needed laughter. Two young dreamers (Hero and Claudio) fall head over heels, while two others (Benedick and Beatrice) resume their combative courtship. As faithful friends plot romance and a vengeful brother plans destruction, can true love conquer all, or will whispers and rumour win out? Told in true Northern Broadsides style and set at the end of World War II, this production of Shakespeare’s glorious romantic comedy, which was last performed by the company in 2000, is sure to capture your hearts this Spring! 

Tour Dates

Fri 8 Feb – Sat 2 March – The New Vic, Newcastle Under-Lyme
01782 717 962 /  – NOW ON SALE

Tue 5 – Sat 9 March – The Dukes Lancaster
01524 598500 / – NOW ON SALE

Tue 12 – Sat 16 March – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
01723 370541  /  – NOW ON SALE

Tue 19 – Sat 23 March – Salisbury Playhouse
01722 320333 / – NOW ON SALE

Tue 26 – Sat 30 March – Derby Theatre
01332 593939 / – NOW ON SALE

Tue 2 – Sat 6 April – Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
01284 769505 / – NOW ON SALE

Tue 16 – Sat 20 April – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Box Office: 01484 430528 /  – ON SALE SOON

Thu 25 April – Sat 4 May – Viaduct Theatre, Halifax
Box Office: 01422 255266 / – NOW ON SALE

Tue 7 – Sat 11 May – The Lowry, Salford
Box Office: 08432086000 / – NOW ON SALE

Tue 14 – Sat 18 May – York Theatre Royal
Box Office 01904 623568 / or – ON SALE SOON

Tue 21-Sat 25 May – Harrogate Theatre
Box Office: 01423 502116 – ON SALE SOON


A Christmas Cantata – Sunday 9 December, 3pm & 6pm

We are proud to be staging a concert version of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol this December. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations will support Northern Broadsides’ productions and education work, ensuring we can continue to produce award-winning entertainment for generations to come. Featuring the exceptional harmonies of a mixed voice choir, celebrate the spirit of Christmas with Northern Broadsides in the atmospheric Viaduct Theatre. Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Conrad Nelson) has the coldest of hearts and the stingiest pockets to ever jingle down the icy streets of Victorian London. One frosty Christmas Eve, Scrooge has a midnight visitor that changes the course of his life forever. This classic Christmas favourite is brought to life in a joyful sung concert, with music by Ashley Thompson and words by Deborah McAndrew. Book tickets through or through their friendly box office team on 01422 255 266.