Unfortunately, the performance of Much Ado About Nothing on Thursday 13 October at 1.30pm has been cancelled. Our Box Office team will be in touch with customers shortly. All other performances will go ahead as scheduled. Thank you.

‘I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?’

Besotted young couple Claudio and Hero have fallen fast and are quickly engaged. Not everyone finds romance so straightforward – Benedick balks at the very thought of it and Beatrice agrees with him, on that if nothing else. But somewhere in this world, there’s someone for everyone, even if they’re right under your nose.

Shakespeare’s raucous comedy is directed by Robert Hastie (Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Every performance features the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning. All performances feature a relaxed environment.

Ramps On The Moon is the pioneering initiative committed to putting  deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work.

We’ll be hosting touch tours before every performance apart from the Tue 11 Oct, 7.30pm and Sat 15 Oct, 7.30pm performances. Our Touch Tours enable Blind and partially sighted people to explore the stage, set, props and costumes before seeing the show. Touch Tours are free and take place one hour before the Audio Described performance starts. Find out more here.


“'An EXCEPTIONAL production'”
5 rating
The Guardian
“A SMART and TENDER production”
4 rating
The Telegraph
“Merry as the day is long”
4 rating
The Stage
Whats On Stage


Daneka Etchells
Beatrice Daneka Etchells
Lee Farrell
Verges Lee Farrell
Laura Goulden
Margaret Laura Goulden
Karina Jones
Antonia Karina Jones
Kit Kenneth
Balthasar Kit Kenneth
Os Leanse
Swing/Understudy Os Leanse
Leo James Long
Oatcake Leo James Long
Gerard Mcdermott
Leonato Gerard Mcdermott
Taku Mutero
Claudio Taku Mutero
Fatima Niemogha
Don Joan Fatima Niemogha
Dan Parr
Don Pedro Dan Parr
Caroline Parker
Dogberry Caroline Parker
Shreya Patel
Ursula Shreya Patel
Lois Pearson
Alternate Ursula/Swing Lois Pearson
Richard Peralta
Friar Richard Peralta
Guy Rhys
Benedick Guy Rhys
Ciaran Stewart
Conrade Ciaran Stewart
Claire Wetherall
Hero Claire Wetherall
Ben Wilson
Borachio Ben Wilson
Amy Helena
Seacole Amy Helena

Creative Team

Director Robert Hastie
Designer Peter McKintosh
Lighting Designer Ian Scott
Composer John Biddle
Sound Designer Sam Glossop
BSL Director Emily Howlett
BSL Consultant Brian Duffy
Audio Description Director Chloe Clarke
Lead BSL Interpreter Emma Dawber
Interpreter Sarah Cox
Interpreter Dave Wycherley
Interpreter Max Gartery
Interpreter Lauren Lister
Interpreter Kat Pearson
Production Manager Steph Balmforth
Assistant Director Alexandra Whiteley
Observer Director Douglas Couch
Observer Director Abigail Slack
Company Manager Andrew Wilcox
Stage Manager/CSM On Tour Kimberley Towler
Deputy Stage Manager Robyn Clogg
Assistant Stage Manager Louise Pearson
Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager Frances Ashton

COVID Guarantee

We’re so pleased to be welcoming audiences back to the venue but would like to reassure you that, should your booking be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, you will be offered a refund, account credit or a ticket exchange (where available), giving you peace of mind when you book.



Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on full price tickets.

Discount will be automatically applied on the ‘Checkout’ screen. Book up to 20 tickets online with the groups discount, discounts vary per performance and are subject to availability.

See the list of discounted performances on the Group Discounts Page.

Have a large group looking to attend? Please email tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk and a member of the team will be able to assist.


Show tickets for school pupils are £12 each (one teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased). Find out more about School Visits here and book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.