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Published: 24 March 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Four Greater Manchester actors star in the Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, which is at The Lowry in Salford May 7–11.

Simeon Truby, who will play Leonato, lives in Swinton; Sophia Hatfield, who will play Margaret, is from Ashton-under-Lyne; Heather Phoenix, who will play Conrade, is from Levenshulme; and Isobel Middleton, who will play Beatrice, is from Glossop.

As faithful friends plot romance and a vengeful brother plans destruction, can true love conquer all, or will whispers and rumour win out?

Told in Northern Broadsides' style and set at the end of World War II, this production was last performed by the company in 2000 and will be directed by Northern Broadsides new artistic director and joint CEO Conrad Nelson.