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Cast for Duchess of Malfi - Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Full Casting has been announced for The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, which is the first production at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a new 340-seat Indoor Jacobean Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe.
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, the play opens 15 Jan 2014, following previews from 9 Jan - running to 16 Feb 2014.
Joining previously mentioned Gemma Arterton (the Duchess), are Sean Gilder (Bosola), David Dawson (Ferdinand), James Garnon (Cardinal), Denise Gough ( Julia), Alex Waldmann (Antonio), Giles Cooper, John Dougall, Sarah MacRae, Brendan O'Hea, Paul Rider, Dickon Tyrrell.
Gemma Arterton made her professional stage debut at the Globe in 2007, fresh from RADA. Her film credits include St Trinian's (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Byzantium, and Runner, Runner (all in 2013). Sean Gilder has just concluded his starring role in Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica at the Almeida and subsequently the Harold Pinter Theatre. He recently played the title role in the feature film The Selfish Giant, and is also known for his performance as Paddy Maguire in TV series Shameless. David Dawson is currently appearing in the BBC TV series Ripper Street. James Garnon has performed at the Globe every summer since 2009, most recently in Dominic Dromgoole’s Gabriel and as Caliban in Jeremy Herrin’s The Tempest last summer. Denise Gough won the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics’ Circle Awards 2012 for her performance in Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms at the Lyric, and was also nominated for the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Desire Under the Elms and Our New Girl at the Bush Theatre. Alex Waldmann, has taken leading roles over the past two years in All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, Hamlet and King John as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The Duchess of Malfi charts the calamitous consequences of a young widow's refusal to obey her brothers' command never to remarry.