In a futuristic world, two very different couples fall in love – but who is really pulling the strings?

We welcomed Shakespeare back to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre after the covid 19 pandemic, with a brand new production of one of his best loved romantic comedies.

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Director Roy Alexander Weise (joint Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester) made his RSC debut. Set was designed by the award-winning Jemima Robinson, the production featured costume designs by Melissa Simon-Hartman, who has designed for Beyoncé and Notting Hill Carnival, and an original score by Nigerian-born British guitarist and MOBO award-nominated musician Femi Temowo whose past collaborators include Amy Winehouse and The Roots. 


Toyin Ayedun-Alase - Verges
Micah Balfour - Don John
Rebecca Banatvala - Seacole
Michael Joel Bartelle - Sexton
Mensah Bediako - Antonio
Christelle Elwin - Messenger
DK Fashola - Friar
Kevin N Golding - Leonato
Akiya Henry - Beatrice
Karen Henthorn - Dogberry
Aruna Jalloh - Oatcake
Sapphire Joy - Margaret
Curtis Kemlo - Borachio
Mohammed Mansaray - Claudio
Taya Ming - Hero
Miles Mitchell - Conrade
Ann Ogbomo - Don Pedra
Khai Shaw - Balthasar
Luke Wilson - Benedick
Adeola Yemitan - Ursula

Creative team

Director - Roy Alexander Weise
Set Designer - Jemima Robinson
Costume designer 
Lighting - Azusa Ono
Music - Femi Temowo
Sound - Claire Windsor
Movement - DK Fashola
Dramaturg - Anthony Simpson-Pike
Assistant Director - Ewa Dina

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