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Full casting announced for Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe. Directed by Ola Ince and designed by Jacob Hughes, it will open the 2020 Summer Season, running from Tuesday, April 14 to Sunday, July 12.

Ola Ince is currently an Artistic Associate at The Royal Court and winner of the h100 Theatre and Performance Award. Her credits include Appropriate (Donmar Warehouse), The Convert (Young Vic) and Poet In Da Corner (Royal Court).

The cast includes Beth Cordingly (as Lady Capulet), Will Edgerton (Tybalt), Alfred Enoch (Romeo), Adam Gillen (Mercutio), Clara Indrani (Lady Montague), Petra Letang (Nurse), Rebekah Murrell (Juliet), Rebecca Root (Prince), Nicolas Tennant (Capulet), Dwane Walcott (Paris), Zoe West (Benvolio) and Sargon Yelda (Friar).

Beth Cordingly’s recent theatre work includes The Canterville Ghost (Unicorn), The Memory of Water (Nottingham Playhouse), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Sacrifice, The Jew of Malta (RSC) and Children’s Children (Almeida). Screen credits include EastEnders, Charlie Brooker’s How TV Ruined Your Life, Material Girl and Man Down (TV); Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson, Two Men Went To War, POV, Othello and Great Expectations (film).

Will Edgerton will make his professional debut in Romeo and Juliet. Credits while training include Sonny, Mother Earth and Treasure Island (Arts Ed).

Alfred Enoch’s recent theatre work includes Tree (Young Vic), Red (Wyndham’s Theatre), King Lear (Royal Exchange), Coriolanus (Donmar), Timon of Athens, Antigone (National Theatre), Happy New (Trafalgar Studios), Dinner (Fringe) and The Ballad of Salomon Pavey (NYMT). Screen work includes Foundation, Trust Me, Troy, Sherlock, Broadchurch, How to Get Away with Murder and Mount Pleasant (TV); Tigers, Medida Provisória and Harry Potter: Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows Part 2 (film).

Adam Gillen’s recent theatre credits include Radio (Arcola), Killer Joe (Trafalgar Studios), Amadeus (National Theatre), Wendy and Peter (RSC), Lotty’s War (Tour/Ambassadors), Lee Harvey Oswald (Finborough), The Door Never Closes (Almeida) and A Taste of Honey (Royal Exchange Manchester). Screen work includes Benidorm, Love Matters: Miss Wright, Prisoners Wives and Fresh Meat (TV); Vita and Virginia, Funny Cow, Set Fire to the Stars, We are the Freaks, Age of Heroes and Hippie Hippie Shake (film).

Clara Indrani’s recent theatre work includes Love-Lies-Bleeding (Print Room), Still Alice (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Coming Up, The Deranged Marriage and Happy Birthday Sunita (Watford Palace). She has also appeared on television in Flesh and Blood, Marcella and Vera.

Petra Letang’s recent theatre work includes A Kind of People, Truth and Reconciliation (Royal Court), Blank (Donmar), Random (CFT), Pandora’s Box (Arcola), Every Coin (Synergy/Soho Theatre) and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Young Vic). Television work includes The Reluctant Landlord, Little Boy Blue, People Just Do Nothing, Holby City, Secret Dude Society, EastEnders and Jonathan Creek.

Rebekah Murrell’s recent theatre credits include Scenes with girls, Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. (Royal Court), Whitewash (Soho Theatre) and Nine Night (National Theatre/Trafalgar Studios). Screen work includes Roman Mysteries and Being Victor (TV); Pirates (film).

Rebecca Root’s recent theatre credits include Rathmines Road (Abbey Theatre/Fishamble, Dublin), The Bear/The Proposal (Young Vic), Trans Scripts (American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, USA,), Trans Scripts (Edinburgh Fringe) and Hamlet (Peter Hall Co, Gielgud Theatre). Screen work includes Finding Alice, The Queen’s Gambit, The Romanoffs, Flack, Moominvalley, Hank Zipzer and Boy Meets Girl (TV); Last Christmas, Creation Stories, The Sisters Brothers, Colette and The Danish Girl (film).

Nicolas Tennant’s recent theatre credits include Valued Friends (Kingston Rose), The Duchess of Malfi, As You Like It, Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Taming of The Shrew, The Tamer Tamed, King Lear (RSC), The Seagull (Lyric Hammersmith), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Gielgud Theatre), The Power of Yes, The UN Inspector, Billy Liar, The Blue Ball (National Theatre) and Herons (Royal Court).

Dwane Walcott’s recent theatre work includes ANNA (National Theatre), Moonlight/Night School (Harold Pinter Theatre), Machinal (Almeida), One Night in Miami (Donmar), Henry V (Regent’s Park) and The Iphagenia Quartet (Gate Theatre). Screen work includes Enterprice, Our Girl, The Killer Beside Me and Into the Badlands (TV); Mindhorn, Oneway Film and Next Day (film).

Zoe West’s recent theatre credits include Peter Pan (Chester Storyhouse), Much Ado About Nothing (Dubai Opera House), Out of Water (The Orange Tree), White Teeth (The Kiln) and Sleeping Beauty (Theatr Clwyd).

Sargon Yelda’s recent theatre work includes Antony and Cleopatra, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Dara, Emperor and Galilean, Mother Courage And Her Children (National Theatre), Fanny and Alexander, King Lear (Old Vic), Human Animals, The Internet Is Serious Business (Royal Court) and Forget Me Not (Bush). Screen work includes Dead Pixels 2, Dead Pixels, People Just Do Nothing, Strike: The Silkworm and The Cuckoo’s Calling (TV); Close, Spectre and Dead Cat (film).

In light of the climate emergency, the Globe will also assess the environmental impact of the production process by analysing Romeo & Juliet from start to finish. To coincide with Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, there will be a week of matinee-only performances of the production, starting at 2pm, to reduce the use of energy-consuming lighting.