The Rose Theatre in Kingston has announced casting for Trevor Nunn’s production of King John , running at the theatre from the 14th May until the 5th June. 


The production will see director Trevor Nunn return to the Rose Theatre to direct Jamie Ballard as King John, Howard Charles as Philip the Bastard, Lisa Dillon as Constance and Maggie Steed as Queen Eleanor.

Richard the Lionheart is dead. His youngest brother John has become King of England despite claims from the French that the throne should go to his nephew, Prince Arthur. As war is declared between England and France an inheritance dispute is brought before the King by Richard’s illegitimate son, ‘the Bastard’.

As well as marking Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary, the production will also be the penultimate play in Nunn’s undertaking to direct all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays.

The cast will be completed by  Ignatius Anthony (Austria/Bigot), Joe Bannister (Lewis The Dauphin), Burt Caesar (Pandolph), Tom Chapman (Robert Faulconbridge/Prince Henry), Elisabeth Hopper (Blanche), Stephen Kennedy (Hubert), Dominic Mafham (Salisbury), Chris Andrew Mellon (Citizen), Dale Rapley (Philip Of France) Miles Richardson (Pembroke), Carmen Rodriguez (Lady Faulconbridge), David Shelley (Chatillion/ Melun), Jon Tarcy (Messenger/Monk), Harry Marcus and Sebastian Croft (Prince Arthur).

King John will feature set and costume designs by Mark Friend, lighting designed by Paul Pyant and sound by Fergus O’Hare.

King John will play at the Rose Theatre in Kingston from the 14th May until the 5th June. To book tickets visit: Love