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Cast update for Shakespeare's Globe 2013 Season
The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has announced some cast for its 2013 repertoire season, which runs from April to October 2013.
The Tempest , directed by Jeremy Herrin, from 23 April to 18 Aug 2013, stars Roger Allam (Prospero), Colin Morgan (Ariel), Jessie Buckley (Miranda).
A Midsummer Night’s Dream , directed by Dominic Dromgoole, from 24 May to 12 Oct 2013, stars Michelle Terry (Titania).
Macbeth, directed by actress Eve Best, making her directorial debut, from 22 June to 13 Oct 2013, stars Joseph Millson (Macbeth).
The season also includes three new plays...
Gabriel by Samuel Adamson, featuring English trumpet soloist, Alison Balsom, directed by Dominic Dromgoole, from 13 July to 18 Aug 2013. Musical and theatrical event. Featuring Purcell and Handel played by The English Concert, the play brings to life real and imagined characters including Mary II and Queen Anne, as well as the composers, patrons, musicians and audience of a vibrant and musical seventeenth century London.
Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale, directed by John Dove, from 24 Aug to 11 Oct 2013. Cambridge 1896, and Girton College, home to the country’s first female students, is an object of annoyance and derision to the rest of the university. The year’s intake of new women face economic difficulty, the distractions of men and radical politics, and the jaw-dropping prejudice that blights every aspect of academic life. Meanwhile, there looms the prospect of a controversial vote to decide: should these ‘blue stockings’ be allowed to graduate?
The Lightning Child by Che Walker, with music by Arthur Darvill (A remix Of Euripides' The Bacchae), directed by Matthew Dunster, from 14 Sep to 12 Oct 2013.In ancient Thebes – or is it contemporary London? – worshippers gather to join the orgiastic rites honouring Dionysus. Only the disapproving, woman-hating Pentheus seeks to put a stop to the fun.
A mid-scale tour of Henry VI Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 will visit venues around the UK, including a visit to the Globe for 8 perfs (Part 1), 4 perfs (Part 2), 7 perfs (Part 3) from 23 July to 8 Sep 2013.
There will be small-scale tours of King Lear, at Globe for 5 performances from 13 to 18 May 2013, directed by Bill Buckhurst and starring Joseph Marcell (Lear), Rawiri Paratene (Gloucester); and The Taming of the Shrew, with Joe Murphy directing an all-female cast, playing at the Globe for 7 performances from 10 June to 21 June 2013, and across the UK, Europe and US.
Three international companies which came to London for Globe to Globe will return for a limited number of performances as part of wider international tours. The Isango Ensemble from South Africa with Venus and Adonis for 5 performances 29 Apr to 4 May 2013; from Georgia, the Marjanishvili Theatre return with As You Like It for 6 performances from 6 to 11 May 2013; and Belarus Free Theatre bring back their production of King Lear, for 6 performances from 23 to 28 Sep 2013. One final international element of the theatre season will be Footsbarn, bringing Indian Tempest for 6 performances from 29 July to 3 Aug 2013.