'Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare.' This is a co-production between Sheffield Theatres and Ramps on the Moon. The background is pink, and yellow hearts dot around it, showing fragments of photographs of people kissing, pointing or eavesdropping.

Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director Robert Hastie will adapt and direct Ramps on the Moon’s new production of William Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy Much Ado about Nothing. A pioneering initiative committed to putting deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work, every performance features the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning. After a run at the Crucible Theatre the production will tour to Leeds Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Nottingham Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Salisbury Playhouse.

Rob Hastie said: ‘Being part of Ramps on the Moon has been one of our proudest achievements over the last six years and it’s fantastic that we get to lead the next Ramps production in our birthday year. I’ll be directing Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, before the show heads out on tour, in what promises to be a joyous show with a big inclusive heart.’

You can find out more about the show here.

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