News: Cast Announced For Much Ado About Nothing At Shakespeare’s Globe

April 4, 2024
News: Cast Announced For Much Ado About Nothing At Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the cast of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes (The Comedy of Errors, Globe), with Ekow Quartey (The Witches, Smothered, Breeders) and Amalia Vitale (Pandemonium, The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, Two’s Company) as Benedick and Beatrice.

The full cast comprises Jonnie Broadbent (Vardy V  Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial, The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest) as Dogberry, Callum Callagham (Macbeth, Fisherman’s Friends, Games For Lovers) as Borachio, Ryan Donaldson (King Lear, Tartuffle, North Sea Connection) as Don Pedro, Emma Ernest (King Lear, As You Like It, The Tempest) as Margaret, Lydia Flemming (Fury; Saturday, Sunday, Monday, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Merrily We Roll Along – all performed while studying at Guildhall School of Music & Drama) as Hero, Colm Gormley (As You Like It, Othello, Cowbois) as Antonio/Verges, John Lightbody (The Winters Tale, The Lost Disc: Microcosm, Hamlet) as Leonato, Robert Mountford (She Stoops to Conquer, The Habit of Art, House and Garden) as Don John, Dharmesh Patel (Henry V, Dear Octopus, Casualty) as Conrade/Friar Francis, and Adam Wadsworth (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Patterns, Lewis) as Claudio.

Director Sean Holmes says: “I’m looking forward immensely to starting work on our production of Much Ado About Nothing. A cast full of comedic dynamism and emotional heft , a cracking creative team and the unique surroundings of the Globe will hopefully combine to produce a vibrant, raucous and complex Much Ado.”

Much Ado About Nothing will be designed by Grace Smart, with Grant Olding as Composer, 2023 Globe Resident Associate Director Naeem Hayat as Associate Director, and Tamsin Hurtado Clarke as Movement Director.

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