New Cast to Take Over in West End's Shakespeare in Love

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A new cast is to take over in the West End production of Shakespeare in Love, currently running at the Noel Coward Theatre. They will begin performances Jan. 12, 2015, with the production — which has already been extended twice — now booking through April 18.

Orlando James will star as Will Shakespeare opposite Eve Ponsonby as Viola De Lesseps. They recent starred together in Cheek by Jowl's production of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, also directed by Declan Donnellan, that was seen at the Barbican and on an international tour.

James was also seen in Chichester's production of Another Country; other theatre credits include Cheek by Jowl's Macbeth (Barbican and world tour), and The Madness of George III for Theatre Royal Bath, tour and West End.

Ponsonby's other theatre credits include If Only (Chichester Festival Theatre), Longing (Hampstead Theatre), Boys (Headlong) and The Children's Hour (Comedy Theatre).

Also in the cast are Nicholas Asbury as Wessex, Neal Barry as Henslowe, Richard Bremmer as Tilney and Sir Robert De Lesseps, Paul Brennen as Fennyman, Suzanne Burden as Queen Elizabeth, Ryan Donaldson as Ned Alleyn, Edward Franklin as Marlowe, Ncuti Gatwa as Wabash, Gregg Lowe as Sam, Andy McKeane as Ralph, Peter Moreton as Burbage, Joy Richardson as Nurse, Charlie Tighe as Nol and Stuart Wilde as Webster.

The cast will also include Aaron Anthony, Jonno Davies, Peter Hannah, Nick Hart, Joshua Higgott, Sioned Jones, Sandy Murray, Ellie Nunn, Thomas Padden, Stevie Raine, Elliot Rennie and Florence Roberts. Barney will continue in his role as Spot the Dog. Produced by Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions and based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. It is directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod.

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