Category: Casting

The Little Matchgirl: Cast AnnouncedLast week, casting was…

The Little Matchgirl: Cast Announced

Last week, casting was announced for our co-production with Bristol Old Vic, The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales which tours the UK from November 2017.

The cast includes: Niall Ashdown, Edie Edmundson, Guy Hughes, Kezrena JamesKaty OwenKarl Queensborough and Elizabeth Westcott. The company will be completed by musicians Dave Johnsy, Alex Heane and Jon Gingell.

Tour dates announced so far include:

Bristol Old Vic, 30 Nov – 14 Jan
Chichester Festival Theatre, 6 – 10 Feb
Oxford Playhouse, 13 – 17 Feb
Buxton Opera House, 6 – 10 Mar
Malvern Theatres, 21 – 24 Mar
Shakespeare’s Globe, 27 Mar – 21 Apr

Production photography by Steve Tanner

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The Little Matchgirl: Cast AnnouncedLast week, casting was…

The Little Matchgirl: Cast Announced

Last week, casting was announced for our co-production with Bristol Old Vic, The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales which tours the UK from November 2017.

The cast includes: Niall Ashdown, Edie Edmundson, Guy Hughes, Kezrena JamesKaty OwenKarl Queensborough and Elizabeth Westcott. The company will be completed by musicians Dave Johnzy, Alex Heane and Jon Gingell.

Tour dates announced so far include:

Bristol Old Vic, 30 Nov – 14 Jan
Chichester Festival Theatre, 6 – 10 Feb
Oxford Playhouse, 13 – 17 Feb
Buxton Opera House, 6 – 10 Mar
Malvern Theatres, 21 – 24 Mar
Shakespeare’s Globe, 27 Mar – 21 Apr

Production photography by Steve Tanner

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Casting news: The Secret TheatreAs the summer draws to an end…

Casting news: The Secret Theatre

As the summer draws to an end and The Winter Selection is in sight, we are pleased to reveal casting for a new play by Anders Lustgarten, The Secret Theatre. Directed by

Matthew Dunster, this new spy thriller brings to life the world of Sir Francis Walsingham’s vast surveillance network in the court of Elizabeth I and asks what we are prepared to sacrifice in order to ensure our safety.

The full cast will include: Aidan McArdle (Sir Francis Walsingham), Tara Fitzgerald (Elizabeth I), Edmund Kingsley (Pooley), David Partridge (Anthony Babington/Miles/Davy), Cassie Layton (Frances), Sam Marks (Sir Philip Sidney/ Robert Southwell), Abraham Popoola (John Ballard), Ian Redford (Sir William Cecil/Topcliffe/Palmer) and Colin Ryan (Phelippes).

Aidan McArdle makes his Shakespeare’s Globe debut alongside Tara Fitzgerald, Abraham Popoola, Cassie Layton, Sam Marks, Ian Redford and Colin Ryan who have tread the boards of the Globe stage and will star in the Playhouse for the first time.

The Secret Theatre will run in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from Thursday 16 November until Saturday 16 December 2017. Standing tickets from just £10. Book tickets

Romantics Anonymous cast announcedSome familiar faces from our…

Romantics Anonymous cast announced

Some familiar faces from our Summer of Love move into the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for Romantic Anonymous this winter. 

Marc Antolin (Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night), Carly Bawden (Maria in Twelfth Night), Gareth Snook (Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet), and Dominic Marsh (Tristan in Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult) will be joined by Philip Cox, Joe Evans, Natasha Jayetileke, Joanna Riding and Lauren Samuels to tell this funny, charming and awkward love story.

This new musical will be directed by Emma Rice, with book written by Emma
Rice
, lyrics by Christopher Dimond, and music by Michael Kooman,
presented by special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment.

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Against Prejudice: Casting & Panel AnnouncementAs part of…


Rakie Ayola


Ray Fearon


Justin Arvorth

Against Prejudice: Casting & Panel Announcement

As part of our Against Prejudice event celebrating the life of Ira Aldridge, we are delighted to welcome Rakie Ayola, Ray Fearon and Justin Avorth to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for a staged reading of Professor Tony Howard’s 

acclaimed drama-documentary Ira Aldridge, Theatre
Manager: 1828. 

Ray Fearon returns to Shakespeare’s Globe after playing the titular role in Macbeth, 2016.

Directed by Jason Morell, our actors will be joined by Una May and the Coventry Belgrade’s Black Youth Theatre.

For the second half of the evening our performers will be joined by

David Olusoga (BBC Historian), Joseph Mydell (Actor), Martin Hoyles (Biographer) and Joseph Marcell (Actor) to form a panel considering the importance of Ira Aldridge’s achievements for his time and ours.

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Cast Announced for Sapho and PhaoThe Read Not Dead ground rules…

Cast Announced for Sapho and Phao

The Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play on a Sunday morning and present it, script in hand, to an audience later that afternoon.

Our next event takes place this Sunday 27 August with a reading of John LyLy’s Sapho and Phao.

The cast joining us on Sunday are:

Suzanne Ahmet, James Askill, Oliver Bennet, Selina Cadell, Emma Denly, Tim Frances, Nat Graham, Bella Heesom, Lucy-Rose Leonard, Patrick Walshe McBride, Alex Mugnaioni, Emma Pallant, Rebecca Todd, James Thorne, Leo Wan, Rowan Williams

Pictured: Title page of Sapho and Phao, John LyLy (1584)

The Woman in the Moon: CastCasting has been announced for The…

The Woman in the Moon: Cast

Casting has been announced for The Dolphin’s Back’s The Woman in the Moon, which plays in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Friday 18 and Saturday 19 August 2017.

Mixing astrology, myth, magic and farce, this extraordinary dream-play by John Lyly, England’s first great playwright, was performed before Elizabeth I sometime around 1590.

The Cast

[Pictured Above]
James Askill (Ipihcles)
Adam Cunis (Mars)
Ammar Duffus (Mercury)
Mathew Foster (Learchus)
Tim Frances (Jupiter)

[Pictured Below]
Bella Heesom (Pandora)
David Meyer (Saturn)
Julia Sandiford (Nature)
Rachel Winters (Concord and Luna)

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Boudica Cast AnnouncedGina McKee will play the title role in our…

Boudica Cast Announced

Gina McKee will play the title role in our production of Boudica, a new play which charts the story of one of Britain’s most famous warrior queens.

The full cast: Bethan Clark, Samuel Collings, Owen Findlay, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Kate Handford, Joan Iyiola, Brian Martin, Forbes Masson (above L-R), Gina McKee, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Abraham Popoola, Clifford Samuel, Natalie Simpson and Tok Stephen (below L-R).

Written by Tristan Bernays and directed by Eleanor Rhode, Boudica opens on Friday 8 September in The Globe Theatre.

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Cast Announced For Read Not Dead: MucedorusThe cast have been…

Cast Announced For Read Not Dead: Mucedorus

The cast have been announced for our next Read Not Dead event this Sunday 16 July.

Joining us for the reading of Mucedorus are (left to right): Rhys Bevan; James Askill; Tim Frances; Mary Doherty; Sam Cox; Lucy-Rose Leonard; Edward Elgood; Emmanuel Kojo; Rowan Williams

This Sunday morning, these actors will be given the script. By the afternoon, they perform in front of a live audience.

These one-off performances are instinctive, adrenaline driven and inventive. Come and share in the excitement of reviving these forgotten plays that definitely deserve to be Read Not Dead.

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Summer of Love: King Lear Casting UpdateWe’re thrilled to…

Summer of Love: King Lear Casting Update

We’re thrilled to announce the full cast for Nancy Meckler’s upcoming production of King Lear. Joining Kevin McNally will be…

Emily Bruni (Goneril), Louisa Beadel (Ensemble/Musician), Burt Caesar (Gloucester), Ralph Davis (Edmund), Joshua James (Edgar), Kevin McNally (Lear), Christopher Nayak (Oswald), Loren O’Dair (Fool), Thomas Padden (Albany), Saskia Reeves (Kent), Sirine Saba (Regan), Faz Singhateh (Cornwall), Kenton Thomas (Ensemble), Buom Tihngang (France), and Anjana Vasan (Cordelia).

King Lear plays in the Globe Theatre 10 August – 14 October. Find out more and buy tickets.