Shakespeare’s Globe has confirmed casting details for its Winter season.
The winter season will open with Macbeth, directed by Robert Hastie. Playing at the theatre from the 7th November, the cast for the production is set to include:Catrin Aaron,Philip Cumbus, Marc Elliott, Joseph Marcell, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Kirsty Rider, Philippine Velge, Kit Young, and real-life husband and wife, Paul Ready and Michelle Terry as fictional husband and wife, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Meanwhile, from the 1st December, Paulette Randall’s production of Doctor Faustus will play at the theatre and is set to star Pauline McLynn as Mephistopheles. It has also been confirmed that Richard II, co-directed by Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton, will star Adjoa in the titular role.
In other news, the Shakespeare’s Globe has also confirmed Sean Holmes will join the team at the theatre as the Associate Artistic Director. Talking about the news he said: “Michelle’s vision for the Globe is exciting, inclusive and bold – focused on the centrality of ensemble and the honest and open relationship between actors and audience that it engenders. It’s an honour and a privilege to be invited to join Michelle’s team and to help deliver this vision in all its surprising, dynamic and enjoyable glory.”
Artists also joining the Shakespeare Globe’s team as Associate Artists include: Athena Stevens, Brendan O’Hea, Federay Holmes, and Siân Williams, as well as all members of the Hamlet / As You Like It Ensemble: Catrin Aaron, Yarit D’Or, James Garnon, Colin Hurley, Bettrys Jones, Richard Katz, Jack Laskey, Deb Machin, Nadia Nadarajah, Mary O’Hanlon, Ellan Parry, Pearce Quigley, Shubham Saraf, Helen Schlesinger, Rob Walker, Elle While, and Tanika Yearwood.
Talking about the upcoming season, Michelle Terry, Artistic Director, said: “As the UK approaches its exit of the EU, our theatre will present a cycle of history plays, providing a unique opportunity to rediscover how Shakespeare perceived ‘this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England’. Richard II in this year’s Winter Season begins a year-long exploration of what our sceptered isle looks like now, presenting a journey through history via Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, and Richard III.”
For more information about the Shakespeare’s Globe’s upcoming Winter season visit: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/whats-on/s/winter-theatre-season-2018-19