Joely Richardson Will Be Part of Trevor Nunn-Directed War of the Roses

News   Joely Richardson Will Be Part of Trevor Nunn-Directed War of the Roses Joely Richardson, Robert Sheehan and Norwegian actor Kåre Conradi are to lead a company of over 20 actors for The Wars of the Roses, a stage adaptation of four of Shakespeare's history plays that Trevor Nunn is to direct in rep, beginning performances Sept. 16 at the Rose Theatre, Kingston in South West London, prior to an official opening Oct. 3 for a run in rep through Oct. 31.

Richardson, who will play Queen Margaret, whose story runs through all three plays, has previously appeared at the Rose in Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea. Other theatre credits include Off-Broadway runs in Belle of Amherst (Westside Theater), Ivanov (Classic Stage Company) and Madam Melville (Promenade Theatre), and West End appearances in Lady Windermere's Fan (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) and Steel Magnolias (Lyric Theatre). TV credits include being a series regular in "The Tudors" and "Nip/Tuck."

Sheehan, who will play Richard III, has been seen onstage in The Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic. On TV, he has been a series regular in "The Misfits" and "Love/Hate."

Conradi, who will play Edward IV, has appeared for the National Theatre of Oslo in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Little Eyolf, Peer Gynt, Pretenders and When We Dead Awaken.

Adapted from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Parts I, II & III and Richard III by John Barton in collaboration with Peter Hall, the associate director is Cordelia Monsey. The set design is by Mark Friend, from a concept by John Napier, with costumes by Mark Bouman, lighting by Paul Pyant, sound by Fergus O’Hare, fight direction by Malcolm Ranson and music by Guy Woolfenden and Corin Buckeridge. The casting director is Ginny Schiller.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 8174 0090 or visit www.rosetheatrekingston.org.

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