Cast announced for Pericles and Cymbeline

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on London's South Bank has announced initial casting for two of its upcoming Shakespeare plays, Pericles, which runs from 19 November to 21 April 2016 and Cymbeline which runs from 2 December to 21 April 2016.

The cast for Pericles will include James Garnon, Simon Armstrong and Sheila Reid, in a production directed by Dominic Dromgoole.

The drama follows the eponymous Prince of Tyre through storms, shipwrecks and loss, before his grief-stricken wanderings bring about miraculous restoration and reconciliation.

The cast for Cymbeline will include Joseph Marcell, Pauline McLynn, Jonjo O'Neill and Emily Barber, in a production directed by Sam Yates.

"Imogen, daughter of King Cymbeline, has displeased her father by marrying Posthumus. In exile, Posthumus proclaims the beauty of his wife to the villainous Iachimo and lays a wager on her fidelity. But Iachimo will stop at nothing to prove that Imogen has been unfaithful – and Posthumus seems implacable in his revenge." Tickets for both productions are now on sale.

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