Full casting has been confirmed for The Merry Wives of Windsor (17th May-12th October) and Bartholomew Fair (23rd August- 12th October).

The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the full cast for William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Elle While, and Ben Jonson’s Bartholomew Fair, directed by Blanche McIntyre.

The Merry Wives of Windsor will open on Friday 17th May in The Globe Theatre, while Bartholomew Fair will open on Friday 23rd August in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The Merry Wives of Windsor will also be broadcast live into cinemas from The Globe at 7.30pm on Thursday 20th June.

Pearce Quigley will play Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Pearce is a Globe Associate Artist, having performed in Hamlet and As You Like It as part of the Globe Ensemble last summer. He has been a regular performer at the Globe since 2011, appearing in productions including The Changeling with Hattie Morahan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream alongside Michelle Terry, and Matthew Dunster’s Dr Faustus.

Hedydd Dylan will play Sir Hugh Evans and Nym in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Winwife in Bartholomew Fair. Hedydd’s recent theatre credits include Mother Courage (Royal Exchange), The Cherry Orchard (Sherman Theatre), Lady Chatterley’s Lover (ETT) and The Oresteia (Home). Television work includes Emmerdale (ITV) and Hinterland (S4C).

Sarah Finigan will play Mistress Page. Sarah returns to the Globe having appeared in the 2018 Globe on Tour ensemble, where she performed in Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice.

Bryony Hannah will play Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Grace in Bartholomew Fair. Bryony’s recent theatre credits include The Children’s Hour (Comedy Theatre), for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award, Blurred Lines, Earthquakes in London (National Theatre) andBreathing Irregular (The Gate). Bryony is best known for her role as Cynthia Miller in BBC One’s Call the Midwife.

Richard Katz will play Doctor Caius and Pistol in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Leatherhead in Bartholomew Fair. Richard is a Globe Associate Artist, having performed in Hamlet and As You Like It as part of the Globe Ensemble last summer.

Joshua Lacey will play Abraham Slender and Robin in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Littlewit in Bartholomew Fair. Joshua returns to the Globe after appearing in Emma Rice’s Twelfth Night in 2017 and Matthew Dunster’s Imogen in 2016.

Forbes Masson will play George Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Wasp in Bartholomew Fair. Forbes previously appeared in the Globe’s premiere of Tristan Bernays’ Boudica, directed by Eleanor Rhode, in 2017.

Anne Odeke will play Host and Peter Simple in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Mistress Overdo in Bartholomew Fair. Anne returns to the Globe after appearing in The Comedy of Errors, directed by Blanche McIntyre in 2014.

Jude Owusu will play Frank Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Quarlous in Bartholomew Fair. Jude’s recent theatre credits include playing the title role in Michael Boyd’s Tamburlaine (RSC), The Cherry Orchard (Bristol Old Vic), A Tale of Two Cities (Regent’s Park) and Jeramee, Hartleby and Ooglemore (Unicorn Theatre). Television includes Father Brown (BBC).

Anita Reynolds will play Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Dame Purecraft in Bartholomew Fair. Anita’s recent theatre credits include ear for eye (Royal Court), Absolute Hell (National Theatre) and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Sherman Theatre). Television includesRellik (BBC), Keeping Faith (S4C) and Stella (Sky One). Films include Wild Geese and Telling Tales.

Boadicea Ricketts will play Anne Page and John Rugby in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Win Littlewit in Bartholomew Fair. Boadicea’s recent theatre credits include Tonight at 8:30 (Jermyn St) and East (King’s Head Theatre), both of which gained Offie nominations.

Dickon Tyrrell will play Robert Shallow in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Overdo in Bartholomew Fair. Dickon has appeared in many Globe productions including Dominic Dromgoole’s Measure for Measure and Julius Caesar, and Adele Thomas’s The Oresteia.

Zach Wyatt will play Fenton and Bardolph in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Cokes in Bartholomew Fair. Zach’s previous theatre credits include Wild East (Young Vic) and I And You (Hampstead Theatre).

For more information about both productions visit: https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/


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