The Shakespeare’s Globe has confirmed the full casting for the upcoming production.
How long is forever? When the imprisoned Palamon and Arcite vow eternal friendship, they don’t expect that anything will come between them. But then from their cell window they see the beautiful Emilia, and their priorities take a sudden and violent turn. In this late romance, Fletcher and Shakespeare examine love in all its fluid and complex forms.
Directed by Barrie Rutter, the production is set to star 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.
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).
Matt Henry is best known for his Olivier Award winning performance as Lola in the London production of Kinky Boots and joins The Two Noble Kinsmen to play the role of Pirithous.
Moyo Akandé is playing Hippolyta in the production. Moyo’s previous theatre work includes Flowers for Mrs Harris (Sheffield Crucible), Only the Brave (Soho Theatre) and The Witches (Dundee Repertory Theatre).
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).
Jude Akuwudike is Theseus in the production. Jude’s previous theatre credits include The Cherry Orchard, The Lower Depths (Arcola) and The Royale (Bush Theatre).
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).
Sue Devaney will play First Queen. Sue’s recent theatre work includes The Kitchen Sink (Oldham Coliseum), A Christmas Carol and The Threepenny Opera (Bolton Octagon).
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).
Barrie Rutter’s production will be designed by Jessica Worrall and feature compositions by Eliza Carthy.
The Two Noble Kinsmen will play at the Shakespeare’s Globe from the 25th May until the 30th June. For more information visit: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/whats-on-2018/the-two-noble-kinsmen