Much Ado About Nothing

★ – The Guardian  ‘a rich and rewarding production’
★ – The Stage ‘a delicious battle of wits… all aspects of the design and delivery are tailored to fit a vision of frivolity’
“plenty of comic relief with a darker, more menacing side” – StaffsLive

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Conrad Nelson

We have once again joined forces with the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme and are warming the hearts of theatregoers this Spring with William Shakespeare’s glorious tale of antagonistic romance and chaotic comedy – Much Ado About Nothing.

(Nobby Clark Photography)

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


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


Thu 25 April – Sat 4 May – The 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 /


A Muddle In Messina

We are delighted to be offering a KS3/4 workshop alongside this Spring’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. There is a limited number of workshops available, conditions apply, and they are being offered on a first come, first served basis. For more information please contact
Photos by Jenny Harper