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Full casting announced for Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s new play Emilia at Shakespeare's Globe

Emilia

Casting news

THE all-female cast has been announced for Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s new play Emilia. Directed by Nicole Charles, it runs at Shakespeare’s Globe from August 10 – September 1, 2018.

The line up includes Nadia Albina (as Lady Katherine), Anna Andresen (Mary Sidney), Shiloh Coke (Lady Anne Clifford), Leah Harvey (Emilia 1), Jenni Maitland (Countess of Kent), Clare Perkins (Emilia 3), Carolyn Pickles (Lord Henry Carey), Vinette Robinson (Emilia 2), Sophie Russell (Lord Thomas Howard), Sarah Seggari (Lady Cordelia), Sophie Stone (Lady Margaret Clifford), Charity Wakefield (William Shakespeare) and Amanda Wilkin (Alphonso Lanier).

The play charts the life of Emilia Bassano, the poet, mother and feminist who is thought to have inspired the ‘Dark Lady’ in Shakespeare’s sonnets as well as the Emilia characters who appear in Othello, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors. Emilia continues to thread her way through each of the plays in which she appears this summer season, excepting Emilia the Abbess in The Comedy of Errors.

Nadia Albina returns to the Globe after appearing in Ellen McDougall’s Othello in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse last year and Iqbal Khan’s Macbeth in 2016. Her other recent theatre work includes Macbeth (National Theatre) and Quiz (Chichester Festival Theatre). She has also appeared on television in Marcella and Trauma.

Anna Andresen’s previous theatre work includes The Mousetrap (West End), The Frozen Scream (Birmingham Hippodrome) and The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre). Her television work includes Silent Witness and Fortitude.

Shiloh Coke appeared in Misty at the Bush Theatre earlier this year and also starred in Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy at the Donmar Warehouse.

Leah Harvey graduated from LAMDA in 2016, after which she starred in Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy at the Donmar Warehouse. Her film work includes Michael Winterbottom’s On the Road and Stephen Merchant’s Fighting With My Family.

Jenni Maitland returns to The Globe after appearing in John Dove’s In Extremis in 2007. Her other theatre credits include By Jeeves (Landor Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Cambridge Arts Theatre) and The Rivals (Southwark Playhouse).

Clare Perkins is currently starring in Genesis Inc at Hampstead Theatre. Her other recent theatre work includes Daisy Pulls It Off (Park Theatre), Primetime (Royal Court/UK Tour) and Roundelay (Southwark Playhouse). She has also appeared on television in Death in Paradise and Damned.

Carolyn Pickles is best known for multiple television roles, having appeared in the hit BBC series Broadchurch, as well as Vera and EastEnders. Her recent theatre work includes Charles III (West End) and Beasts (Theatre 503); while her films include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus.

Vinette Robinson is best known for her role as Nicola in the BBC television series The A-Word. She also won the Clarence Derwent Award for her role as Ophelia in Ian Rickson’s 2012 production of Hamlet at the Young Vic. Her other theatre work includes Albion (Almeida) and Trout Stanley and Tender Napalm (Southwark Playhouse). On television, she has appeared in Delicious, Close to the Enemy and Black Mirror.

Sophie Russell’s recent theatre work includes The Prudes (Royal Court), Young Marx (Bridge Theatre) and Winnie and Wilbur (Birmingham Rep). Her screen work includes Living in Fear (TV) and The Invisible Woman (film).

Sarah Seggari also returns to The Globe having appeared in Matthew Dunster’s Much Ado About Nothing last summer.

Sophie Stone’s recent theatre work includes Jubilee (Royal Exchange), The Government Inspector (Birmingham Rep) and Herons (Lyric Theatre Hammersmith). Her television credits include Shetland, The Crown and The Moonstone. She won Best Actress at the 2013 Cinedeaf Festival for short film Retreat.

Charity Wakefield returns to the Globe stage after playing Desdemona in Othello in 2005. She is known for multiple television roles, having appeared in Wolf Hall, Close to the Enemy, Doctor Who and Bounty Hunters. Her other theatre work includes Seminar, The Blackest Black (Hampstead Theatre) and Candida (Bath Theatre Royal).

Amanda Wilkin returns to The Globe after appearing in the Globe to Globe tour of Hamlet, which travelled to 197 countries in 2014 and 2016. Her recent theatre work includes The Grinning Man (Trafalgar Studios), The 306:Day (National Theatre of Scotland) and La Ronde (Bunker Theatre).

Emilia is designed by Jo Scotcher and composed by Bill Barclay.

Read more about The Globe’s 2018 Season.