The image shows two men and two women sitting at a long wooden table, their backs against a brick wall. On the left is Benedick, standing up while the others remain seated, and exclaiming something to the back of Beatrice's head, a glass in one hand and his other hand up in defence. Beatrice, wearing a yellow top, faces towards the camera, away from him, tipping her wine glass slightly and looking exasperated. Beside her are Hero and Claudio, engrossed in each other's company, about to kiss.


A Sheffield Theatres and Ramps on the Moon Production
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Robert Hastie

‘I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?’

Besotted young couple Claudio and Hero have fallen fast and are quickly engaged. Not everyone finds romance so straightforward – Benedick balks 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 comedy is directed by Robert Hastie (‘Coriolanus,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’). Every performance features the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.


Content warning: This production explores themes including violence, emotional abuse, alcohol abuse, death, sexism and misogyny. These themes are not performed on the stage, but are within the writing and script.


Who’s starring in the show? Find out more about the full cast and creatives here.


Please note: This is the teaser trailer with the New Wolsey Theatre dates. Please see below for the details of the show at other venues.





Performances / Venues


Venue, Location


September 9, 2022 to September 24, 2022
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
September 27, 2022 to October 1, 2022
Leeds Playhouse, Leeds
October 4, 2022 to October 8, 2022
The REP, Birmingham
October 11, 2022 to October 15, 2022
Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham
October 18, 2022 to October 22, 2022
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
November 1, 2022 to November 5, 2022
Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
November 8, 2022 to November 12, 2022
Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury


'Exceptional and exceptionally moving'

Rated 5 Stars

The Guardian

'This is Shakespeare as it should be: inclusive, accessible and diverse. Ramps on the Moon’s twist is a winning one – this really is as merry as the day is long.'

Rated 4 Stars

The Stage

'A smart and tender production'

Rated 4 Stars

The Telegraph


Rated 3 Stars


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