There’s Much ado about Nothing at the Playhouse

Ramps on the Moon’s production of Much Ado About Nothing will be staged at Salisbury Playhouse from 8-12th November.

William Shakespeare’s popular comedy tells the story of besotted young couple Claudio and Hero who have fallen in love and become quickly engaged. Not everyone finds romance so straightforward – Benedick baulks 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 play will be directed by Robert Hastie (Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
The cast includes Daneka Etchells as Beatrice. Guy Rhys as Benedick, Taku Mutero as Claudio and Claire Wetherall as Hero. A five star review in the Guardian said Etchells, played the ‘script like a maestro, somehow finding new notes in lines that are four centuries old’, adding that she was the ‘most compelling Beatrice you might ever see’.

Guy Rhys (Benedick) and Daneka Etchells (Beatrice).   Photos by Johan Persson.

Guy Rhys (Benedick) and Daneka Etchells (Beatrice). Photos by Johan Persson.

Ramps On The Moon is the pioneering initiative committed to putting deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work. Every performance at the Playhouse will feature the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.
Directing the British Sign Language element of the play will be Emily Howlett with audio description direction provided by Chloe Clarke.

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