Michelle Terry has announced the casting for her first two productions as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe: Hamlet and As You Like It. The productions will be performed by ‘The Globe Ensemble’, which Terry introduced when she announced her first season. The ensemble is directed by Federay Holmes and Elle While. Terry herself will star as the title role in Hamlet, and will play Adam in As You Like it. Hamlet will run from 25th April to 26th August 2018, and As You Like It will run from 2nd May to 26th August. Casting for the two productions is as follows:
As Hamlet – played by Michelle Terry, launching into her second production at the helm of Shakespeare’s Globe by casting herself as the Dane – first appeared on stage, I was prepared to be moved. It was as if he had bottled up all the guilt and remorse of Denmark and laid it bare. Unfortunately, that was as compelling as this production got as we embarked on a relatively tame production.