The Shakespeare’s Globe has confirmed the cast for John Wolfson’s The Inn at Lydda, which runs at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from the 2nd to the 17th September.
Directed by Andy Jordan, this production will star Stephen Boxer, Samuel Collings, Joseph Marcell and Richard Bremmer.
The Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar, mortally ill, hears of the existence of a healer in Jerusalem who goes by the name of Jesus. Tiberius sets sail for the Holy Land in order to be healed by this apparently miraculous man. However, pausing at the city of Lydda, he learns that Jesus has been crucified three days earlier.
Tiberius is devastated – but his world is soon turned on its head when he has the most remarkable meeting…
Stephen Boxer will play the role of Tiberius Caesar. His previous theatre credits includes King Lear(National Theatre), Measure for Measure (Cheek by Jowl / Lyric Hammersmith / World Tour), and several productions with the RSC, such as Titus Andronicus, The Taming of the Shrew and Richard II.
Caspar will be played by Joseph Marcell, who first came to fame as Geoffrey in the hit NBC TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He most recently starred inCymbeline in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (2015).
Richard Bremmer will be playing Balthasar. Previous productions with Shakespeare’s Globe include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014) and The Last Days of Troy (2014). Recent credits include Faith Healer (Bristol Old Vic), Once a Catholic (Tricycle Theatre), and Shakespeare in Love(Sonia Friedman / Noel Coward Theatre).
The role of Caligula will be played by Philip Cumbus. Philip most recently appeared at the Globe in ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (2014). His other recent credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Vaudeville Theatre), Richard III (Trafalgar Studios), A Touch of Frost (ITV), and Hope and Glory (BBC).
Jesus will be played by Samuel Collings. His theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream(AFTLS US Tour), Sleight & Hand (Highbrow TV/BBC Arts), The Black Diamond(Punchdrunk), Dr Faustus (Liverpool Playhouse), and Lady Windermere’s Fan, Edward II, Lady From The Sea, The Comedy Of Errors (Royal Exchange).
The Inn at Lydda will play at the Shakespeare’s Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from the 2nd to the 17th September. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/sam-wanamaker-playhouse/the-inn-at-lydda-2016.