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EastEnders actress Maddy Hill cast in Globe's Imogen
EastEnders actress Maddy Hill will star in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline', retitled Imogen which runs at Shakespeare's Globe from 17 September to 16 October 2016.
Hill is best known for the recurring role of 'Nancy Carter' in the BBC's long running hit soap 'EastEnders' for which she won Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards in 2015, and Best Newcomer in the British Soap Awards 2014. Her other credits include 'The Great Sport Relief Bake Off', 'Father Brown' and 'Whitechapel'.
"Imogen is Shakespeare’s Cymbeline renamed and reclaimed. Imogen, daughter of King Cymbeline, enrages her father by marrying against his will. But after hearing lies about his wife’s virtue, Imogen’s husband Posthumous decides that she must die. In an urban world that is as strange, erotic and violent as Shakespeare’s ancient Britain, Imogen is forced to re-imagine herself as she fights for the life she deserves and not the one that is being determined for her."
Director Matthew Dunster said of the announcement: "I'm delighted that Maddy Hill is playing Imogen. In refocusing Cymbeline and re-naming it Imogen, it was vital that we found an actress who we could build the production around. Maddy has a terrific contemporary bite, and her presence will help me to explore the play, to make it feel fresh and about London."
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