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Grace Molony, Joshua James and Joseph Marcell join cast of Lady Windermere’s Fan

Photo credit: Marc Brenner

Casting news

CLASSIC Spring has announced full casting for Kathy Burke’s forthcoming production of Lady Windermere’s Fan, which runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from January 22 (previews from January 12) to April 7, 2018.

Joining previously announced Samantha Spiro (as Mrs Erlynne), Kevin Bishop (Lord Darlington) and Jennifer Saunders (Duchess of Berwick) are Grace Molony (Lady Windermere), Joshua James (Lord Windermere), Joseph Marcell (Lord Lorton) and Ami Metcalf (Agatha and Rosalie).

Completing the cast are Victoria Blunt, Natasha Magigi, Charlie Mulliner, Siân Polhill-Thomas, Matthew Darcy, Roger Evans, David O’Reilly, Benedict Salter and Gary Shelford.

Rising star Grace Molony, who graduated from LAMDA this year, recently won Best Actress in The Stage Debut Awards 2017 for her performance in The Country Girls at Chichester Festival Theatre. Next year, she will appear in the feature film Mary Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

Joshua James’ recent stage credits include King Lear at Shakespeare’s Globe and Joe Wright’s Life of Galileo at the Young Vic. And for his performance in Young Chekhov at the National Theatre, he won a commendation at the Ian Charleson Awards.

Joseph Marcell has most recently been cast in the new Neil Gaiman adaptation of Anansi Boys for BBC Radio 4. His other credits include the title role in King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe), A Freeman of Colour (Lincoln Center, New York) and the hit TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Ami Metcalf played a teenage Kathy Burke in Sky 1’s series Little Crackers and Walking and Talking, a semi-fictionalised look at Kathy’s life. Her other television credits include Call the Midwife and Upstairs, Downstairs.

The production will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Read more about Lady Windermere’s Fan.

Lady Windermere’s Fan is part of Classic Spring’s year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre. Read more.

Image: By Marc Brenner.