Cast confirmed for Globe's We, the people


Cast confirmed for Globe's We, the people

Cast has been confirmed for We, the People, by Eric Schlosser, which opens at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 6 Sep 2007, following previews from 2 Sep - running to 5 Oct 2007.

Robert Bowman joins the company playing Madison. Bowman's recent London theatre credits include "The Crucible" (RSC and West End), "Ivanov" (National Theatre) and "The Prisoner's Dilemma" (RSC). His television work includes Kingdom, The Trial of Tony Blair, Charles II, The Whistle Blower and The Falklands Play.

The cast also includes: Benjamin Askew, John Bett, Joe Caffrey, Juldeh Camara, Ramon Camin, Seroca Davis, Chris Godwin, Trystan Gravelle, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Cush Jumbo, Will Mannering, David Oakes, Rhiannon Oliver, Paul Rider, John Stahl, Michelle Terry, Andrew Vincent, Thomas Wheatley.

It is directed by Charlotte Westenra and designed by Paul Wills .

It is 1787 and the frail government of the recently independent United States of America, menaced by the powers of old Europe and reeling from internal rebellion, is suffering a crisis of identity. What sort of country should America be? Who should govern it? Who belongs in it? Throughout a long, humid, Philadelphia summer, a group of able and passionate men force themselves into one room to argue out the guiding principles of the new nation. What they came up with proves to be one of the most important – and radical – democratic experiments of the last 250 years.

We, The People forges a vivid drama out of the surviving speeches, letters and official documents from that historic moment. Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, George Washington and many of the other founding fathers, came together at a moment of crisis and created the constitution which the United States still lives within today. We, The People, is a recreation of what they did.

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