Ralegh: The Treason Trial cast.The air is alive with the silence…

Ralegh: The Treason Trial cast.

The air is alive with the silence of a thousand expectant eyes. Ralegh enters, slowly, walking with a cane, neither proud nor defiant, concealing a limp with a studied control.

Ralegh bows to the bench. Then to the jury. The charge is read.

So begins the trial of the best-hated person in England. A trial that changed history…

Oliver Chris has compiled, edited, dramatised and will direct the following cast in Ralegh: The Treason Trial, which premieres in Winchester Great Hall, the location of the original trial 415 years ago, before a limited run in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 24 November.

Nathalie Armin will play Coke

Fiona Hampton will play Heale 

Pooky Quesnel will Popham 

Simon Paisley Day will play Ralegh 

Simon Startin will play Cecil 

Tim Steed will play Howard 

Jay Varsani will play Dyer 

Amanda Wright will play Clerk