The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced full casting for Matt Hartley’s new play directed by Adele Thomas.
Opening at the theatre from the 15th September, cast for the production is set to include: Sam Crane, Priyanga Burford, Annette Badland, John Paul Connolly, Oliver Ryan, Will Keen, Sirine Saba, Adrian Bower, Norah Lopez-Holden , Howard Ward, Becci Gemmell, Luke MacGregor, Zora Bishop, Jordan Metcalfe and Rose Wardlaw.
1665. As the plague runs rife through London, Reverend William Mompesson arrives in Eyam, Derbyshire, to lead the parish. But Eyam is no sleepy backwater; it is a village at war with itself. The community has dissolved, and neighbour feuds with neighbour under the watchful eye of a ruthless landowner bent on maintaining his grip on the village. When the plague arrives in Eyam, the villagers are tasked with examining their civil responsibility, as they must decide whether to stay quarantined, or flee and risk spreading the deadly disease.
Director Adele Thomas returns to the Globe following her productions of Thomas Tallis (2014 & 2015), The Oresteia (2015) and The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2014 & 2015).
Eyam is a new play from Matt Hartley whose previous credits include: Myth (RSC), Here I Belong (Pentabus) and Deposit (Hampstead). He won the Bruntwood Award with Sixty Five Miles (Paines Plough / Hull Truck Theatre).
Eyam will play at the Shakespeare’s Globe from the 15th September until the 13th October. For more information visit: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/whats-on-2018/eyam.