Further Casting Announced for Shakespeare in Love, West End Stage Version of Hit Film
23 Apr 2014
Further casting has been announced for Shakespeare in Love, a stage version of the hit film of the same name that playwright Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, The Pitmen Painters) is adapting from Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard's screenplay. It will begin performances July 2 prior to an official opening July 23 at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre.
Joining the previously announced Tom Bateman as Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola De Lessep are Ian Bartholomew as Tilney, Tony Bell as Ralph, Anna Carteret as Queen Elizabeth, Paul Chahidi as Henslowe, David Ganly as Burbage, Richard Howard as Sir Robert De Lesseps, Harry Jardine as Sam, Abigail McKern as Nurse, David Oakes as Marlowe, Patrick Osborne as Mr. Wabash, Alistair Petrie as Wessex, Doug Rao as Ned Alleyn, Ferdy Roberts as Fennyman and Colin Ryan as John Webster.
They are joined by an ensemble including Daisy Boulton, Ryan Donaldson, Janet Fullerlove, Sandy Murray, Timothy O’Hara, Thomas Padden, Elliott Rennie, Charlie Tighe and Tim Van Eyken, who will also be musical director. Gaiety will play Crab the dog. Further casting is still to be announced.
Produced by Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions, it is being directed by Declan Donnellan, with designs by Nick Ormerod, music by Paddy Cunneen, choreography by Jane Gibson, lighting by Neil Austin and sound by Simon Baker.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 5141, or visit www.shakespeareinlove.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.