Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Barrie Rutter’s The Two Noble Kinsmen, by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, opening in The Globe on Friday 25 May. This will mark Barrie’s first production since stepping down as Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides.
Paul Stocker will play Palamon, returning to the Globe after appearing as Troilus in Troilus and Cressida in 2009. Paul’s other theatre credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End), Coral, A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky (National Theatre Studio) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park). Television work includes Doctors, EastEnders and The Rack Pack (BBC).
Bryan Dick will play Arcite. Bryan’s previous theatre work includes Years of Sunlight (Theatre 503), Hobson’s Choice (UK Touring), Seminar (Hampstead Theatre) and Public Enemy (Young Vic). Television includes Capital, Wolf Hall, Eric and Ernie, Ashes to Ashes (BBC) and The Ice Cream Girls (ITV). Films include The Numbers Station, Day of the Flowers and Blood and Chocolate.
Matt Henry will play Pirithous. An Olivier Award winner for his portrayal of Lola in Kinky Boots (West End), Matt’s other theatre credits include Avenue Q (Theatre Royal Bath), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Royal & Derngate) and The Harder They Come (Nottingham Playhouse/UK Tour).
Jude Akuwudike is Theseus. Jude’s previous theatre credits include The Cherry Orchard, The Lower Depths (Arcola), The Royale (Bush Theatre), The Crucible (Bristol Old Vic) and Hamlet Asylum Seeker (Talawa Theatre/BandBazi). Television includes The Forgiving Earth, Carol and Vinnie (BBC), In the Long Run (Sky) and Kiri (Channel 4).
Moyo Akandé is Hippolyta. Moyo’s previous theatre work includes Flowers for Mrs Harris (Sheffield Crucible), Only the Brave (Soho Theatre) and The Witches (Dundee Repertory Theatre). Television includes Vera (ITV) and Only An Excuse? (BBC). Films include Make Me Up, The Hurricane Heist and the BAFTA and BIFA nominated 1745.
Ellora Torchia will play Emilia, making her first appearance on The Globe stage after appearing as Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse earlier this year. Ellora’s other theatre work includes The Treatment (Almeida) and Boys will be Boys (Bush Theatre). Television credits include The Split (BBC), Broadchurch (ITV) and Indian Summers (Channel 4).
Sue Devaney will play First Queen. Sue’s recent theatre work includes The Kitchen Sink (Oldham Coliseum), A Christmas Carol, The Threepenny Opera (Bolton Octagon), When We Are Married (Northern Broadsides/UK Tour), Our Gracie (Oldham Coliseum) and Fetish Knights (Lowry Theatre Manchester). Television includes River City (BBC), Shameless (Channel 4), Being April and Dinnerladies (BBC).
Francesca Mills will play Jailer’s Daughter. Francesca’s previous theatre work includes A Tale of Two Cities (Regent’s Park), Cyrano De Bergerac (Northern Broadsides/UK Tour) and A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer (Complicite/National Theatre). Television includes Harlots (ITV).
The full cast includes: Moyo Akandé, Jude Akuwudike, Andy Cryer, Sue Devaney, Bryan Dick, Matt Henry, Melissa James, Francesca Mills, Kat Rose-Martin, Paul Stocker, Ellora Torchia, Jon Trenchard and Jos Vantyler.
The Two Noble Kinsmen
by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare
Directed by Barrie Rutter
Designed by Jessica Worrall
Composed by Eliza Carthy
Press Night: Wednesday 30 May.
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