A New World cast update at Globe!

A New World cast update at Globe!

Cast update for A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine, which opens at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre 3 Sep 2009, following previews from 29 Aug - running in repertoire to 9 Oct 2009.

John Light will play the lead role of Thomas Paine. His previous stage work includes Brutus in Julius Caesar and Caliban in The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company), Apologia (Bush Theatre) and The Night Season (National Theatre). His film work includes Walter in Partition and his portrayal of the British pilot Robert Newman in the 2006 German film Dresden.

The cast also includes Daniel Anthony; Keith Bartlett; Michael Benz; Philip Bird; Sophie Duval; Peter Gale; James Garnon; Gregory Gudgeon; Brendan Hughes; Sean Kearns; Jack Laskey; Trevor Martin; Jamie Parker; Julia Reinstein; Alix Riemer; Laura Rogers; Dominic Rowan; Ewart James Walters; Jade Williams.

It is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and designed by Tim Shortall.

Film score composer Stephen Warbeck, has collaborated closely with Trevor Griffiths to create a number of songs for A New World.

"A play about the British revolutionary Thomas Paine. This moving and epic story charts the life and loves of the author of The Rights of Man with songs, music and the huge carnival spirit of a world turned upside down."

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