Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre have announced that Robin Simpson will take over the role of Benedick in their co-production of Much Ado About Nothing.

The company are currently in rehearsals, and Simpson will step into the role after Reece Dinsdale had to leave the production due to a family illness.

Simpson has just come off a critically acclaimed run as the Dame in Aladdin at Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre, and changes gear to play Benedick, opposite Isobel Middleton’s Beatrice, when the production begins its tour at the New Vic from Friday 8th February – Saturday 2nd March.

Much Ado About Nothing's full cast will be announced next week.


National Tour dates

Tue 5th – Sat 9th March - The Dukes Lancaster

Box Office: 01524 598500 /

Tue 12th – Sat 16th March - Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Box Office: 01723 370541

Tue 19th – Sat 23rd March - Salisbury Playhouse

Box Office: 01722 320333 /

Tue 26th – Sat 30th March - Derby Theatre

Box Office: 01332 593939 /

Tue 2nd – Sat 6th April - Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Box Office: 01284 769505 /

Tue 16th – Sat 20th April – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Box Office: 01484 430528 /

Thu 25th April – Sat 4th May – Viaduct Theatre, Halifax

Box Office: 01422 255266 /

Tue 7th – Sat 11th May - The Lowry, Salford

Box Office: 08432086000 /

Tue 14th – Sat 18th May - York Theatre Royal

Box Office 01904 623568 /

Tue 21st – Sat 25th May - Harrogate Theatre

Box Office: 01423 502116 /