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Full casting announced for The Winter's Tale at Shakespeare's Globe

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for Blanche McIntyre’s The Winter’s Tale, which runs at Shakespeare’s Globe from June 22 to October 14, 2018.

Will Keen will play Leontes. His previous theatre work includes Ghosts (Almeida/Brooklyn Academy of Music), Quartermaine’s Arms (Wyndham’s Theatre) and Hysteria (Theatre Royal Bath). Television includes The Crown (Netflix), The Musketeers and Wolf Hall (BBC).

Annette Badland will play Old Shepherd. Her previous theatre credits include Stranger At The Table (Pascal Theatre Company), Far Away (Bristol Old Vic), and Kin and Hung Over (Royal Court). Screen work includes EastEnders, Outlander and Father Brown (TV); A Quiet Passion, The Girl in a Bubble and Mother’s Milk (film).

Priyanga Burford is Hermione. Burford’s previous theatre work includes Consent (National Theatre), The Effect (Sheffield Crucible) and Behud (Soho Theatre). Screen credits include Press, W1A, King Charles III, Fearless, Marcella and Babylon (TV); Criminal and The Long Way Down (film).

Sirine Saba will play Paulina, returning to The Globe after appearing as Regan in Nancy Meckler’s King Lear. Saba’s other theatre work includes Goats (Royal Court), Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere (Young Vic) and The Invisible (Bush Theatre). She has also appeared on television in The Black Forest, Clean Break, Holby City and Silent Witness.

Oliver Ryan is Polixenes. His previous theatre work includes Dr Faustus, Romeo and Juliet, Morte D’Arthur (RSC), Glengarry Glen Ross (West End) and Oresteia (Trafalgar Studios). Television work includes Casualty and Stella. He also appeared in the film All the Money in the World, directed by Ridley Scott.

Adrian Bower will play Camillo. His previous theatre work includes The Herd (Bush Theatre), Ordinary Dreams (Trafalgar Studios), Hedda (Gate Theatre), and Mr Heracles (West Yorkshire Playhouse). His screen credits include Loves Lies and Records, The Last Kingdom and Mount Pleasant.

Norah Lopez-Holden is Perdita. Lopez-Holden recently graduated from RADA and was awarded ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Manchester Theatre Awards in 2017 for her role in Polly Findlay’s Ghosts. Other theatre credits include Othello (Tobacco Factory/ETT), and Our Town and The Almighty Sometimes (Manchester Royal Exchange).

Howard Ward is Antigonus. His previous theatre work includes Wild Honey (Hampstead Theatre), German Skerries (Orange Tree Theatre) and Monsieur Popular (Theatre Royal Bath). Television includes Little Boy Blue, The Trial and Drifters.

The cast also includes Zora Bishop, Becci Gemmell, Luke MacGregor, Jordan Metcalfe and Rose Wardlaw.

In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia. Unknowingly they bring with them the key to the past, present and future…