Shakespeare's Globe Summer 2015 - cast news

The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on London's South Bank has announced further details for three of its 2015 season productions:

Charles Edwards will be taking the lead in Richard II, directed by Simon Godwin. Edwards was last in the West End in "Blithe Spirit", playing Charles Condomine opposite Angela Lansbury, from March to June 2014. Richard II runs from 11 July to 18 October 2015, with an official opening on 22 July 2015.

The collaboration between Shakespeare's Globe and the Royal & Derngate theatre, who will be presenting a touring production of King John, will have a cast led by Jo Stone-Fewings (King John) and Alex Waldmann (The B*stard). They will be joined by Tanya Moodie (Constance), Laurence Belcher, Simon Coates, Aruhan Galieva, Joseph Marcell, Barbara Marten, Mark Meadows, Ciaran Owens, Daniel Rabin and Giles Terera. King John will run at the Globe from 1 to 27 June 2015. Directed by James Dacre, this new production will see the large company of actors and musicians explore a tangled world of ruthless politicking and fatal power struggles.

The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre have also announced that singer-songwriter Johnny Flynn will be composing for As You Like It. Flynn is a successful recording artist, whose albums include "Country Mile" and "Bag of Hammers" (film score). His theatre acting credits include "Twelfth Night", "Richard III" and "Jerusalem", for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor. Blanche McIntyre will direct As You Like It, which runs from 15 May to 5 September 2015, with an official opening on 20 May 2015.

The Summer 2015 season is constructed around the theme 'Justice and Mercy'. The season will probe 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.

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