Cast Announced for Holy Warriors at Shakespeare's Globe
Casting has now been announced for Holy Warriors, written by David Eldridge and directed by James Dacre, which will play various dates between 19 Jul and 24 Aug at Shakespeare's Globe.
The full cast will include Alexander Siddig (Saladin), Geraldine Alexander (Eleanor of Aquitaine), Jolyon Coy (Philip of France), Ignatius Anthony, Peter Bankolé, Satya Bhabha, Jonathan Bonnici, Philip Correia, Kammy Darweish, Paul Hamilton, John Hopkins, Rosie Hilal, Sean Jackson, Sean Murray, Daniel Rabin, Sirine Saba, Merit Ariane Stephanos, and Obioma Ugoala.
Holy Warriors features scenic design by Mike Britton and music by Elena Langer.
Synopsis: 'Saladin’s great army have corrected a great wrong by taking Jerusalem back for Islam, after the barbaric slaughter of their people one hundred years ago. But for Muslim and Christian alike Jerusalem is a Holy City. Across England and Outremer, nobles answer the call to arms from Richard the Lionheart to march on Jerusalem in the third crusade and retake the Holy City from Saladin'.
Alexander Siddig (Saladin) is perhaps best known for his recurring role in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' as Dr Julian Bashir. Other television credits include 'Spooks', '24', 'Poirot' and 'Merlin'. His film credits include 'Syriana', 'Kingdom of Heaven' and 'Cairo Time'. He has appeared on stage in 'Blood Wedding' (Gothenburg City Theatre) and 'Whose Life is it Anyway' (New Ambassadors Theatre).
Geraldine Alexander (Eleanor of Aquitaine) has appeared on stage as Tamora in Lucy Bailey's 2006 production of 'Titus Andronicus' (Shakespeare's Globe), 'Strange Interlude' (National Theatre) and 'The Empty Quarter' (Hampstead Downstairs).
Jolyon Coy's (Philip of France) film credits include 'The Whale', 'The Fifth Estate' and 'The Deep Blue Sea'. His theatre credits include 'Posh' (Royal Court and Duke of York's), 'Edward II' (Royal Exchange, Manchester) and 'The Prince of Homburg' (Donmar Warehouse). Jolyon can currently be seen as Octavius Caesar in 'Antony and Cleopatra' at the Globe.