It has been announced that John Heffernan (RSC’s Oppenheimer; Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell) will play Macbeth alongside Anna Maxwell Martin (South Riding; Poppy Shakespeare) as Lady Macbeth in the Young Vic's production of Macbeth between 26th November 2015 and 16th January 2016.
The other actors and dancers joining this bold vision of Shakespeare’s tragedy include Mark Ebulue, Thomasin Gulgeç, Ira Siobhan Mandela, Ana Beatriz Meireles, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Clemmie Sveaas.
A co-production with Birmingham REP and HOME in Manchester, the production will run at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 26th until Saturday 30 January 2016 and at HOME from Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th February 2016.
Casting has also been announced for Measure for Measure, La Musica and Creditors at the Young Vic.
Measure for Measure
Romola Garai (Isabella) will play alongside Paul Ready as Angelo and Zubin Varla as the Duke in Joe Hill-Gibbins’ production of Measure for Measure. The cast also includes Hammed Animashaun (Elbow/Provost), Tom Edden (Pompey), Ivanno Jeremiah (Claudio), John Mackay (Lucio), Sarah Malin (Escalus), Natalie Simpson (Juliet), Cath Whitefield (Mariana) and Matthew Wynn (Barnardine). Due to demand, extra performances have been added. It will now run 1st October to 14th November 2015.
Emily Barclay and Sam Troughton play an estranged couple in Marguerite Duras’ most famous play La Musica. Emily Barclay played Natasha in Benedict Andrews’ 2012 production of Three Sisters at the Young Vic and has won many awards in New Zealand and Australia for her work in film and on television. Sam Troughton returns to the Young Vic following his acclaimed performance in Mike Bartlett’s Bullas well as appearing as Tuzenbach in Three Sisters. The play is directed by Jeff James and is a ‘Classics for a New Climate’ production. It runs at the Maria studio from 24th September to 17th October 2015.
Rikki Henry’s production of Creditors by August Strindberg in an adaptation by David Greig will feature Jolyon Coy as Tekla, Tom Rhys Harries as Adolph and Gyuri Sarossy as Gustav. Rikki Henry won the Genesis Future Directors Award for 2015. The play runs between 9th and 19th September 2015 in the Clare studio.