Shakespeare’s Globe has announced that actress Gina McKee will play Boudica in Eleanor Rhode’s production of Tristan Bernays new play. 

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AD 61, Britannia.

On the furthest outreaches of the Roman Empire – at the very edge of the known world – rebellion is brewing.

The King of the Iceni has died and his widow Boudica has tried to claim her rightful throne. For her insolence in defying Rome, the queen has been flogged, her daughters have been raped, and they have been banished from their homeland. But now, Queen Boudica has returned. And this time she has an army.

She will have revenge. She will have blood. She will make Rome quake in fear.

Playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe from the 8th September, Boudica is the final production in Emma Rice’s Summer of Love season.

Gina McKee is known for her appearances in films such as Atonement and Notting Hill as well as her theatre credits including Queen Elizabeth in Jamie Lloyd’s Richard III at Trafalgar Studios, Goneril in Michael Grandage’s King Lear at the Donmar Warehouse and Anne in Lyndsey Turner’s Faith Healer. 

The production is also set to star Joan Iyiola, Natalie Simpson,Forbes Masson, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Samuel Collings and Clifford Samuel.

Meanwhile, as well as being directed by Eleanor Rhode the creative team for the production is set to include designs by Tom Piper, lighting by Malcolm Rippeth and sound by David Gregory.

Boudica will play at the Shakespeare’s Globe from the 8th September until the 1st October. For more information visit: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/globe-theatre/boudica-2017

 

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