Cast joining Mark Rylance in Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe announced


The cast joining Mark Rylance in Shakespeare’s Globe’s upcoming production of Othello has been announced.

Sheila Atim, who won an Olivier Award for her role in Girl from the North Country, will play Emilia in Claire van Kampen’s production.

André Holland, known for his roles in the Oscar-winning films Moonlight and Selma, joins Rylance – who plays Iago - as the titular character, as previously announced.

The cast for the play, which runs from 20th July, also includes Catherine Bailey (Bianca and Doge of Venice), William Chubb (Brabantio and Montano), Steffan Donnelly (Roderigo), Aaron Pierre (Cassio), Badria Timimi (Lodovica) and Jessica Warbeck (Desdemona). The chorus is Clemmie Sveaas, Ira Mandela Siobhan and Micah Loubon.

Van Kampen directed and has written compositions for the piece, which is designed by Jonathan Fensom.

Michelle Terry’s reign as artistic director at the Globe – where Rylance was the first AD in 1995 and held the position until 2005 – is well underway with productions of Hamlet, As You Like It and The Two Noble Kinsmen opening last month.

Othello is at Shakespeare’s Globe from 20th July to 13th October.

Photo credit Jeff Hitchcock (flickr)

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