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Much Ado About Nothing

Doncaster Playhouse

by William Shakespeare


To commemorate 400 years of Shakespeare, Third Door Theatre brought one of the Bard’s most beloved and beguiling comedies to life at The Doncaster Playhouse.

'Third Door Theatre produce a well-polished and orchestrated performance of this delightful comedy. There are many great ideas in this show that are beautifully executed, especially the musical interludes which are delicate and well-timed.' (Stage Whispers)

​A play about the follies of love, marriage, mischief and revenge! Against the backdrop of a battle of wits betwixt the original bachelorette Beatrice and confirmed single-man Signor Benedick, there is much-ado in this merry adaptation about courtship and young love. A modern re-imagining of the classic text, honouring the original play in a contemporary context and style.

'A star danced, and under that was I born!' (Beatrice)

Cast & Creatives

Cast & Creatives

Don Pedro: Jayden Chivers

Claudio: Remy Chadwick

Benedick: Kane Lach

Leonato: David Lawson-Smith

Antonia: Jenny Silalahi

Balthasar: Ben Taylor

Don John: Thomas Midena

Borachio: Jordan Brough

Conrade: Olivia Cirillo

Hero: Melody Spratley

Beatrice: Claire Abagia

Margaret: Caroline Dehn

Ursula/Sexton: Heather Bloom

Friar: Shelley Bryan

Dogberry: Andrew Tomazos

Verges: Sophia Field

Seacoal: Charlotte Shah


Director: Cale Maclaren

Production Designer: Calypso Spendlove

Stage Manager: Dillan Stock

Musical Direction: Ben Taylor

Producer: Colette Maclaren

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