Cast and Creatives

Michael Balogun headshot
Benedick Michael Balogun

Previous RSC includes: Henry VI Part One

Trained: RADA

Theatre includes: Blue/Orange (Royal & Derngate Northampton, Theatre Royal Bath, Oxford Playhouse); Death of England: Delroy, Macbeth (National Theatre); Barbershop Chronicles (Royal Exchange Theatre); Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre); People Places and Things UK Tour (Headlong); The Dark (Ovalhouse Theatre)

Television includes: Top Boy, You Don’t Know Me, Vera, War of the Worlds, Casualty  

Akiya Henry head and shoulders, wearing a stripy top
Beatrice Akiya Henry

Previous RSC includes: Much Ado About Nothing; Henry V (Shakespeare In A Suitcase for Royal Shakespeare Company New York) 

Theatre includes: Macbeth (Almeida Theatre); Dirty Crusty (The Yard); The Dark, Signal Fires (Fuel Theatre); Medea, An Oak Tree, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bristol Old Vic); The Little Matchgirl, Twelfth Night, Coriolanus, Under the Black Flag (Shakespeare’s Globe); Sense of an Ending, Cake and Congo (Theatre 503); Deposit (Hampstead Theatre); The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Unicorn Theatre); Perseverance Drive (Bush Theatre); Then Women (Jackdaw at the Oval House Theatre); Mottled Lines (Orange Tree Theatre); Swallows and Amazons (Bristol Old Vic/ Vaudeville Theatre/ UK Tour); The Colored Museum (Talawa Theatre Company); The Beggar’s Opera, Hello Dolly, The Tempest (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Varjak Paw, Carmen Jones (Southbank Centre); Safe (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Enchanted Pig (Young Vic/ Opera Group); Coram Boy, Once in a Lifetime, Anything Goes, Love’s Labour’s Lost (National Theatre); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Sheffield Crucible); Just So, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chichester Festival Theatre); Skellig (Young Vic); Bintou (Arcola Theatre); The Singing Group (Chelsea Theatre); Closer To Heaven (Really Useful Group); Into The Woods (National Youth Music Theatre)

Film includes: Macbeth, Rabbit Fever, The Best Man, De Lovely, The Cunning 

Television includes: Obsession: Dark Desires, Silent Witness, Captain Mack, Casualty, Little Britain 

Radio and voiceover includes: Bing; Bottersnikes & Gumbles; Moominvalley; The Rubbish World of Dave Spud; 101 Dalmatian Street; Hilda

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    4 Feb - 12 Mar 2022 Book Tickets
  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

4 February, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

See photos and biogs for the cast and creatives of Much Ado About Nothing. Further casting will be announced soon.