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The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on London's South Bank has announced full casting for its upcoming production of Richard II, which runs from 11 July to 18 October 2015, with an official opening on 22 July 2015.
Joining the previously announced Charles Edwards in the role of Richard II will be Sarah Woodward (Duchess of York), Graham Butler (Aumerle), William Gaunt (John of Gaunt), Oliver Boot, Graham Butler, William Chubb, Henry Everett, Jonny Glynn, Greg Haiste, Angus Imrie, Richard Katz, Ekow Quartey, Anneika Rose, David Sturzaker, and Arthur Wilson.
The production will be directed by Simon Godwin who has recently directed 'The Beaux’ Strategem', 'Man and Superman' and 'Strange Interlude' for the National Theatre.
Sarah Woodward won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for 'Artist Descending a Staircase' at the Duke of York’s and a Clarence Derwent Award for 'Tom & Clem' at the Aldwych. She was nominated for a Tony Award for 'The Real Thing' which began at the Donmar and later transferred to Broadway.
Graham Butler most recently starred in 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' at the Gielgud. He played Henry VI in Nick Bagnall’s 2013 productions of Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays for Shakespeare’s Globe.
William Gaunt's recent stage credits include 'The Crucible' at the Old Vic, 'Exit the King' at the Theatre Royal Bath, 'The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui' in the West End and 'The Family Reunion' at the Donmar.
The Globe's Summer 2015 season, which is constructed around the theme 'Justice and Mercy', probes the strengths and weaknesses of judicial law and the various tugs-of-war between family, state, religion, love, sex and duty that have defined human morality for centuries.