The new play created by Ella Hickson and Natalie Abrahami will play at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from the 6th December until the 15th February.

(c) Sebastian Nevols

Full casting has been announced for Natalie Abrahami’s production which will begin performances at Shakespeare’s Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on the 6th December.

This world premiere production is set to star: Nina Cassells, Abigail Cruttenden, Michael Gould and Colin Tierney.

Nina Cassells graduated from The Brit School last year. Her recent theatre credits include The Crucible (The Yard) and Feed (Theatre Témoin). Credits while training include EverymanRichard IIIThe Seagull and DNA (The Brit School).

Abigail Cruttenden’s stage credits include Black Chiffon (Park Theatre), Her Naked Skin (Salisbury Theatre), An Enemy of the People (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Accolade (St James’ Theatre).

Michael Gould will return to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse having starred in Michael Longhurst’s ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore in 2014. Other theatre credits include Dealing with Clair (Orange Tree), The Writer (Almeida), The Jungle and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Young Vic).

Colin Tierney’s stage credits include: The Odyssey: Missing Presumed DeadThe Misanthrope (Liverpool Everyman), The Father (Bath Theatre Royal / Tricycle), Britannia Waves the Rules (Royal Exchange) and Betrayal (Sheffield Crucible).

Queen Elizabeth I, last of the House of Tudor.Many saw her as a political mastermind, a monarchic powerhouse and a resolute survivor.To others, she was only ever a kingless queen, an unmarried woman and a childless virgin.

This new play created by award-winning writer Ella Hickson and director Natalie Abrahami will shine candlelight on the ways and means by which women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure in order to get their way.

The creative team for the production includes designs by  Ben Stones, compositions by Angus MacRae and movement direction by Anna Morrissey.

Swive (Elizabeth) will play at the Shakespeare’s Globe from the 6th December until the 15th February.