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Full casting announced for Matt Hartley’s new play Eyam at Shakespeare's Globe

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FULL casting has been announced for Matt Hartley’s new play Eyam. Drected by Adele Thomas, it runs at Shakespeare’s Globe from September 15 to October 13, 2018.

The line up includes Annette Badland (as Reverend Stanley), Zora Bishop (Elizabeth Sheldon and Elizabeth Hancock), Adrian Bower (Phillip Sheldon), Priyanga Burford (Katherine Mompesson), John Paul Connolly (John Hancock), Sam Crane (William Mompesson), Becci Gemmell (Elizabeth Sydall and Mary Talbot), Will Keen (John Sydall), Norah Lopez-Holden (Emmott Sydall), Luke MacGregor (Edward Cooper and Rolland Torre), Jordan Metcalfe (Francis Bockinge and George Viccars), Oliver Ryan (Unwin), Sirine Saba (Mary Cooper), Howard Ward (Marshall Howe) and Rose Wardlaw (Harriet Stubbs).

The Eyam company are also currently appearing in the Globe’s production of Blanche McIntyre’s The Winter’s Tale, with the exception of Sam Crane and John Paul Connolly.

When the plague arrives surprisingly in the Derbyshire village of Eyam in 1665, the community face a moral dilemma. They must decide whether to flee and risk spreading the vicious disease, or stay, protect others from the risk, and face the potential of their own slow and painful death.

Sam Crane recently appeared as Farinelli in the Globe’s production of Claire van Kampen’s Farinelli and the King which transferred to London’s West End and Broadway following a sell-out run at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Other theatre work includes Sunset at the Villia Thalia and Dissonant (National Theatre).

John Paul Connolly’s previous theatre work includes Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Factory) and The Tempest (Improbable Theatre). He has also appeared on television in Victoria.

Eyam is designed by Hannah Clark and composed by Orlando Gough.