Sheffield Theatres & Ramps on the Moon announce casting for ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Sheffield Theatres has announced the full cast for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s well-loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing, co-produced with Ramps on the Moon.

The production will open at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield this September before embarking on a UK Tour.

A pioneering initiative, Ramps on the Moon is a consortium of theatres which aim to enrich stories and the ways in which they are told by putting deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work.

Playing the roles of Beatrice and Benedick are the previously announced Daneka Etchells and Guy Rhys. Joining them, the cast includes: Lee Farrell playing Verges, Laura Goulden playing Margaret, Amy Helena playing Seacole, Karina Jones playing Antonia, Kit Kenneth playing Balthasar, Leo Long playing Oatcake, Gerard McDermott playing Leonato, Taku Mutero playing Claudio, Fatima Niemogha playing Don Joan, Caroline Parker playing Dogberry, Dan Parr playing Don Pedro, Shreya Patel playing Ursula, Richard Peralta playing Friar, Ciaran Stewart playing Conrade, Claire Wetherall playing Hero, and Ben Wilson playing Borachio.

Opening in Sheffield from Friday 9 to Saturday 24 September, the production will tour to Leeds Playhouse (Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 1 October), Birmingham Rep (Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 October), Nottingham Playhouse (Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 October), New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich (Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 October), Theatre Royal Stratford East (Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 November), and Salisbury Playhouse (Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 November). 

Tickets for Much Ado About Nothing are on sale now with every performance featuring the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning. Tickets can be booked through the Box Office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000 or at

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