Cast announced for The White Devil and Othello at Shakespeare's Globe

Cast announced for two 2017 productions.

Othello Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeare’s Globe have today announced casting for two productions at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2017.

Kate Stanley-Brennan, Jamie Ballard, Joseph Timms, Paul Bazely and Michael Feast will star in John Webster’s The White Devil which runs from 26 January to 16 April 2017, with an official opening on 1 February. Directed by Annie Ryan, the full company will include Anna Healy, Mollie Lambert, Fergal McElherron, Mercy Ojelade, Shanaya Rafaat, Sarah Vevers and Jamael Westman.

"In the shadows of the court and the darkness of the human heart, greed and lust corrupt and breed murderous atrocity. Consumed by a violent passion for all things forbidden, the Duke of Brachiano murders his wife in order to possess another woman, triggering a cycle of violence, deceit and madness that shatters family bonds and moral values."

Kurt Egyiawan, Sam Spruell, Natalie Klamar, Thalissa Teixeira and Joanna Horton will star in William Shakespeare's Othello which runs from 23 February to 16 April 2017, with an official opening on 2 March 2017.

"Othello is a successful and celebrated hero. He lives in a world that seems to be tolerant, but when he marries his love, Desdemona, his best friend Iago helps to turn Othello into an object of envy and mistrust. So-called tolerance becomes thinly veiled prejudice as Iago rewrites the narrative of the world and people are quickly reduced to fixed gender and racial ‘types’."

Ellen McDougall’s production explores the boundaries of time and context, moving between its Jacobean origins and the current world, considering how Shakespeare’s 400 year old play is terrifyingly relevant to the world we live in today.

Tickets for both productions are now on sale.


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