Further Casting Announced for Richard III at London's Trafalgar Studios

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07 May 2014

Further casting has been announced for Richard III — the opening production in Jamie Lloyd's second season at the helm of Trafalgar Transformed — which will be presented in the reconfigured Trafalgar Studios.

The production will begin performances July 1 prior to an official opening July 8, for a run through Sept. 27.

Gina McKee will play Queen Elizabeth, joining the previously announced Martin Freeman in the title role.

Also in the cast will be Simon Coombs (Tyrrel), Philip Cumbus (Richmond), Gerald Kyd (Catesby), Paul Leonard (Stanley), Forbes Masson (Hastings), Paul McEwan (King Edward IV/Bishop of Ely), Mark Meadows (Clarence/Lord Mayor), Lauren O’Neil (Lady Anne), Maggie Steed (Queen Margaret) and Jo Stone-Fewings (Buckingham).

The production is designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Charles Balfour, sound and music by Ben and Max Ringham and fights by Kate Waters.



McKee was last on stage in Di and Viv and Rose at the Hampstead Theatre. She has previously worked with Jamie Lloyd on The Lover and The Collection at the Comedy Theatre in 2008. Other stage credits include King Lear and Old Times (both at the Donmar Warehouse), Ivanov (produced by the Donmar Warehouse at Wyndham's Theatre), Separate Tables at the Chichester Festival Theatre and The Exonerated at Riverside Studios. She won the Best Actress BAFTA for TV's "Our Friends in the North" and was also BAFTA-nominated for "The Street 2" and "The Lost Prince." Film credits include "Notting Hill," "Jimmy Picard," "Atonement," "Line of Duty," "By Any Means," "The Forsythe Saga," "The Borgias" and "Wonderland."

Priority booking opens May 8, with general sale from May 13. To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7632, or visit www.trafalgartransformed.com.