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Cast update for Kevin Spacey's Richard III at Old Vic
Full cast announced for The Bridge Project's final production, William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Sam Mendes, opening at the Old Vic Theatre on 29 June 2011, following previews from 18 June - running to 11 Sep 2011.
Joining previously mentioned Kevin Spacey (Richard III), are Maureen Anderman (Duchess of York); Haydn Gwynne (Queen Elizabeth); Chuk Iwuji (Buckingham); Gemma Jones (Queen Margaret); Chandler Williams (George, Duke of Clarence), Stephen Lee Anderson (Sir Richard Ratcliffe), Jeremy Bobb (Catesby & 2nd Murderer & 2nd Citizen), Nathan Darrow (Lord Grey & Richmond), Jack Ellis (Lord Hastings), Isaiah Johnson (Rivers & Lord Mayor), Andrew Long (King Edward IV & Bishop of Ely), Katherine Manners (Young Prince Richard), Howard Overshown (Brackenbury & Keeper & Sir Thomas Vaughan), Simon Lee Phillips (Tyrell & 3rd Citizen & Norfolk), Gary Powell (Lord Lovel & 1st Murderer & 1st Citizen), Michael Rudko (Lord Stanley), Annabel Scholey (Lady Anne), Gavin Stenhouse (Dorset & Urswick), Hannah Stokely (Edward).
Following its London run, Richard III will then embark on an international tour, arriving at BAM’s Harvey Theater in New York 10 January 2012 - 4 March 2012
It will be the final production for the Bridge Project, a three-year transatlantic collaboration produced by The Old Vic, Brooklyn Academy of Music & Neal Street Productions, that has seen US and British actors tour the world in productions including The Tempest and As You Like It in 2010, and The Cherry Orchard & The Winter's Tale in 2009.