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Lazarus Theatre Company has announced casting for its upcoming 'Our World at War' season, which will feature a double bill of two of Shakespeare's tragedies - Troilus & Cressida and Coriolanus, both directed by Ricky Dukes, beginning previews on 18 Aug 2014, officially opening on 21 Aug and continuing its limited engagement through to 06 Sep 2014 at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden, central London.
The cast of Troilus & Cressida includes Nicholas Farr (Troilus), Colette O’Rourke (Cressida) , Paul C Rogers (Helenus), Kerry Wilson-Parry (Priam), Jamie Spindlove (Paris), Dyfed Cynan (Aeneas), CJ de Mooi (Thersites), Matt Butcher (Pandarus), Simon Haycock (Achilles), Toby Liszt (Calchas), Charlotte Mafham (Cassandra), Micha Colombo (Andromache), and Rebecca Severn (Helen of Troy).
Synopsis: 'Two young lovers are thrust into the tempest of war, their love tested, punished and ultimately torn apart. When war and lechery confound all, what chance is there for love?'
The cast of Coriolanus includes Prince Plockey (Coriolanus), Colette O’Rourke (Valeria), Paul C Rogers (Brutus), Kerry Wilson-Parry (Volumnia), Dyfed Cynan (Aufidius), CJ de Mooi (Menenius), Matt Butcher (Cominius), Simon Haycock (Lieutenant), Toby Liszt (Sicinus), Charlotte Mafham (Virgilia), Micha Colombo (Nicanor), and Rebecca Severn (Lartius).
Synopsis: 'Rome’s prodigal son must lead a War against a villainous enemy. Triumphant and applauded as hero on his return, Coriolanus is thrust into a media frenzy. His disgust for the political elite and his distrust of the people leads to his dismissal, dishonour and exile. His revenge shall be the end for all.'
The creative team for both shows features lighting by Stuart Glover and sound design by Neil McKeown.
Both shows have a running time of approximately 80 minutes each, with Troilus & Cressida beginning at 7:30pm and Coriolanus at 9pm each evening.