The RSC Announces Cast For January 2016 Performances Of Richard II At The Barbican Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced the cast for the staging of Richard II at the Barbican Theatre in London in January 2016. The production sees David Tennant reprise his role as the King as the play is performed as part of the RSC's four play Great Cycle Of Kings.

Those familiar with the 2013 production of the play in Stratford-upon-Avon and London will recognise a number of familiar names among the cast list. There are also notable changes. Jasper Britton takes over the role of Bolinbroke from Nigel Lindsay, also playing the part of the King in Henry IV Parts 1&2. Julian Glover replaces Michael Pennington as John Of Gaunt and Sam Marks steps up into the role of Aumerle, previously played by Oliver Rix.

Gregory Doran will direct. For more information about the creatives click here

The cast is announced as:
Daniel Abbott - Groom/Servant/Herald
Martin Bassendale - Bushy
Jasper Britton - Bolinbroke
Sean Chapman - Northumberland
Oliver Ford Davies - Duke Of York
Nicholas Gerard-Martin - Bagot
Robert Gilbert - Greene
Julian Glover - John Of Gaunt
Jim Hooper - Bishop Of Carlisle
Emma Wing - Lady-in-Waiting
Jane Lapotaire - Duchess Of Gloucester
Sam Marks - Aumerle
Christopher Middleton - Mowbray
Evelyn Miller - Lady-in-Waiting
Matthew Needham - Harry Percy
Keith Osborn - Scroop/Abbott
Sarah Parks - Duchess of York
Leigh Quinn - The Queen
Joshua Richards - Gardener/Captain
David Tennant - Richard II
Simon Thorp - Lord Marshall/Salisbury
Obioma Ugoala - Keeper
Andrew Westfield - Willoughby
Simon Yadoo - Ross

Richard II will be performed at the Barbican between 7th-10th January 2015 and the in Cycle with Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V from 12th till 24th January 2016. For more information and tickets click here.


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