RSC at the Roundhouse - World Shakespeare Festival


The Royal Shakespeare Company is at the Roundhouse, Camden, from 01 Jun - 05 Jul 2012 comprising of three plays in repertoire, as part of the World Shakespeare Festival.

All three plays are written by William Shakespeare, designed by Jon Bausor, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Christopher Shutt, produced Royal Shakespeare Company.

The Comedy Of Errors , directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, cast includes Ankur Bahl, Sarah Belcher (Luce), Amie Burns Walker (Courtesan), Kirsty Bushell (Adrianna), Nicholas Day (Egeon), Sandy Grierson (Solinus), Stephen Hagan (Antipholus of Ephesus), Felix Hayes (Dromio of Ephesus), Amer Hlehel (Balthazar), Solomon Israel, Jan Knightley (First Merchant), Bruce Mackinnon (Dromio of Syracuse), Jonathan McGuinness (Antipholus of Syracuse), Kevin McMonagle (Second Merchant), Cecilia Noble (Abbess), Jonathan Slinger (Dr Pinch), Emily Taaffe (Luciana) and Sargon Yelda (Angelo). Shakespeare’s joyful comedy of mistaken identity follows the fortunes of two sets of identical twins, accidentally separated at birth, then miraculously thrown together again. In a town the size of Ephesus, events like these can only lead to confusion.

Twelfth Night , directed by David Farr, cast includes Ankur Bahl (Curio), Sarah Belcher (Chambermaid), Amie Burns Walker (Chambermaid), Kirsty Bushell (Olivia), Nicholas Day (Sir Toby Belch), Sandy Grierson (Captain), Stephen Hagan (Sebastian), Felix Hayes (Fabian), Amer Hlehel (Security Guard), Solomon Israel (Officer), Jan Knightley (Antonio), Bruce Mackinnon (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Jonathan McGuinness (Orsino), Kevin McMonagle (Feste), Cecilia Noble (Maria), Jonathan Slinger (Malvolio), Emily Taaffe (Viola), and Sargon Yelda (Valentine). Shipwrecked on the shores of a strange land, Viola believes her twin brother Sebastian drowned. Disguising herself as a boy to work in the court of Count Orsino, she finds herself a go-between for the man she serves and the woman who refuses to love him.

The Tempest , directed by David Farr, cast includes Ankur Bahl (Spirit), Sarah Belcher (Spirit), Amie Burns Walker (Spirit), Kirsty Bushell (Sebastian), Nicholas Day (Gonzalo), Sandy Grierson (Ariel), Stephen Hagan (Francisco), Felix Hayes (Trinculo), Amer Hlehel (Caliban), Solomon Israel (Ferdinand), Jan Knightley (Boatswain/Spirit), Bruce Mackinnon (Stephano), Jonathan McGuinness (Antonio), Kevin McMonagle (Alonso), Cecilia Noble (Spirit), Jonathan Slinger (Prospero), Emily Taaffe (Miranda),Sargon Yelda (Adrian). Prospero is usurped from his position as Duke of Milan and cast away with his daughter Miranda to a remote island. Twelve years later, and intent on revenge, he raises a magical tempest that shipwrecks his enemies on his shores. What begins as a search for retribution develops into a journey of acceptance and compassion in Shakespeare’s final play.

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