Shakespeare's Globe Announce Full Casting

Shakespeare's Globe Announce Full Casting

The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has announced the full cast, for its 2003 Season titled "The Season of Regime Change", which starts 8 May 03. The cast includes Janet McTeer, Mark Rylance, Liam Brennan, Linda Bassett, Kathryn Hunter, Will Keen, Clare Swinburne.

Janet McTeer's London stage credits includes " A Doll's House" at the Playhouse in 1996, and she is currently starring in "The Duchess of Malfi" at the National Theatre.

Clare Swinburne's London stage credits include "Japes" at the Haymarket in 2001, "Lady Windermere's Fan" at the Haymarket in 2002; and "Bacchai" at the National in 2002.

Will Keen's London stage credits include "Elton John's Glasses" at the Queens in 1998; "The Tempest" & "Two Noble Kinsmen" both at the Globe in 2000; "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Albery in 2001;"Prince of Homburg" at the Lyric, Hammersmith in 2002; and he is currently starring in "The Duchess of Malfi" at the National Theatre.

Mark Rylance, artistic director of the Globe, West End credits include "True West" at the Donmar in 1994; "Life x3" at the National & Old Vic in 2000/01.

Repertoire Productions with cast.....

8 May to 27 Sep
Richard II
directed by Tim Carroll
Starring: Mark Rylance (Richard II), Liam Brennan (Bolingbroke), Patrick Brennan (Bagot/Scroop/WelshCaptain/Second Gardener), Michael Brown (Queen Isabel), Richard Glaves (Green), Gerald Kyd (Percy), John McEnery (Gaunt/Gardener), Terry McGinity (Mowbray), Chu Omambala (Aumerle), William Osborne (Bishop of Carlisle/Duchess of Gloucester), Justin Shevlin (Bushy/Exton), Peter Shorey (Duchess of York), Bill Stewart (Duke of York), Patrick Toomey (Salisbury/Fitzwater), Albie Woodington (Northumberland)

An all Male production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the original Globe of 1603.

In Britain, since William the Conqueror, the human and devine had met unbroken, undisputed, in the person of the king.Edward III had seven sons. His eldest died and his grandson, Richard, became the King: Kind Richard II.But now, King Richard's uncle has been murdered. The King's associate has been accused. The King has exiled the accused and the accuser - his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, whose father, John of Gaunt, has died broken hearted. And, the Irish want their freedom so the King has waged a war. To pay his soldiers, he's taken the estate of John of Gaunt, the inheritance of the exiled Henry Bolingbroke... Individual, family, country, and divine rule are shattered when Henry Bolingbroke demands a change of regime.


25 May to 27 Sep
Richard III
directed by Barry Kyle.
Starring: Kathryn Hunter (Richard III), Linda Bassett (Queen Margaret), Penelope Beaumont (Lord Stanley (Derby), Louise Bush (Richmond / Grey / Ely), Penelope Dimond (Duchess of York / Brackenbury / Sir James Blount), Amanda Harris (Buckingham), Liza Hayden (Ratcliff/Murderer 2/Edward, young Prince of Wales), Anna Healy (Hastings), Liz Kettle (Edward IV / Archbishop York), Meredith MacNeill (Lady Anne), Jules Melvin (Rivers/Tyrrel/Scrivener), Anne Ogbomo (Catesby/Murderer 1), Laura Rogers (Prince of York/Dorset), Rachel Sanders (Clarence/Lord Mayor), Yolanda Vazquez (Queen Elizabeth)

An all female production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the original Globe of 1603.

Since Richard II's abdication and Henry Bolingbroke's enthronement, civil war has raged between the Houses of York and Lancaster. Following King Edward IV's death, his young son is crowned King Edward V, with Richard, Duke of Gloucester, as his Protector.But now, the Protector's associates have accused Edward IV of illegitimacy, imprisoned Edward V in the Tower, and implored the humble and reluctant Protector to become King Richard III.Privately, however, it is rumoured that Richard's rise may not be as accidental as it seems. The Duke of Clarence's murder, officially blamed on follers of Edward IV's wife, has resulted in a spate of revenge killings, all of them commanded by King Richard and his associates.Who killed the Duke of Clarence? Was Richard really so reluctant to ascend the throne? Where is the evidence of Edward IV's illegitimacy? Who has heard from the political prisoners in the Tower?When tyrannical powers take hold of a state who dares change the regime.


6 Jun to 18 Aug
Dido, Queen of Carthage
by Christopher Marlowe
Directed by Tim Carroll
Starring: Clare Swinburne (Venus), Will Keen (Aeneas), Rakie Ayola (Dido), Dave Fishley (Iarbas/Hermes), James Garnon (Cupid/Jupiter), Caitlin Mottram (Anna/Juno)

A modern practices production which exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in 2003

In the wake of achange of regime in Troy, the Gods are busy re-establishing order among their human subjects. Concerned for the well-being of Aeneas and his men, who are shipwrecked and beseiged at sea by storms after fleeing Troy, Aeneas' mother Venus persuades Jupiter to give the sufferers some respite. With hisfellow survivors, Aeneas arrives on the strange African coast of Carthage.Haunted by the treachery and misery of the Trojans' defeat, he is greeted by the beautiful Queen Dido. At the contrivance of Venus and her son Cupid, Dido and Aeneas begin a passionate romance.


20 Jul to 26 Sep
Edward II
by Christopher Marlowe, directed by Timothy Walker
Starring : Liam Brennan (Edward II), Justin Avoth (Lord Matrevis, Earl of Arundel/Poor Man), Patrick Brennan (Lancaster/Ap Howell), Michael Brown (Young Spencer), Richard Glaves (Prince Edward/Lady Margaret), Gerald Kyd (Gaveston/Mower), John McEnery (Spencer Senior/ Archbishop of Canterbury/Lightborn), Terry McGinity (Leicester/Pembroke), Chu Omambala (Queen Isabella), William Osborne (Bishop of Coventry/Baldock/Berkeley), Justin Shevlin (Young Mortimer), Peter Shorey (Abbot of Neath/Herald or Levune), Bill Stewart (Mortimer Senior/Bishop of Winchester), Patrick Toomey (Edmund, Duke of Kent), Albie Woodington (Warwick/Gurney)

An all Male production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the original Globe of 1603.

Edward II's father dreamt of a united Britain. During his reign, Edward I managed to conquer Wales, and waged awar to annex Scotland - a conflict which his son, Edward, Prince of Wales, has inherited.But Edward II is not like his father. Unable to adjust to the change of regime, public and private opinion says he is not a great leader - still less a great warrior. To his subjects , the KIng seems happier to reward his male favourites than to deal with the problems at hand. Jealous nobles particularly resent Piers Gaveston, who was banished by Edward I for exerting undue influence on his son, but who returned to favour when Prince became King.The war is still raging in Scotland, and problems in France demand the King's attention. It is time for Edward to take the lead - but will he act decisively when senior magnates, with Edward's now adulterous wife, want to bring down theKing's ever-decreasing circle of flatterers and favourites? And what will the outcome mean for the KIng's young son: Edward III to be?


10 Aug to 28 Sep
Taming of the Shrew
directed by Barry Kyle
Starring: Janet McTeer (Petruchio), Linda Bassett (Grumio), Kathryn Hunter (Kate), Penelope Beaumont (Vincentio), Louise Bush (Tailor), Penelope Dimond (Gremio), Amanda Harris (Tranio), Liza Hayden (Biondello), Anna Healy (Baptista), Liz Kettle (Pedant), Meredith MacNeill (Lucentio), Jules Melvin (Curtis/Sly’s Wife/First Waiting Woman), Anne Ogbomo (Christopher Sly), Rachel Sanders (Widow/Waiting Woman), Yolanda Vazquez (Hortensio)

An all female production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the original Globe of 1603.

Tells the story of Petruccio, a young man from Verona in search of great wealth in Padua. He meets Katherine, a strong-willed soul, notorious for her wit and independence. Tempted by the promise of a favourable dowry, and eager to help his friend woo Katherine's younger sister Bianca, Petruccio sets about courting the reluctant 'shrew'.With itsinfamous final scene, when the bond between Petruccio and Katherine isfinally put the test, The Taming of the Shrew is a tale of the change of regime between an independent man and woman when they unite in love and marriage.

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