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:
Hamlet - Shakespeare's Globe
Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’
Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.