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Casting announced for Women Beware Women in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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CASTING has been announced for Women Beware Women which runs in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from Friday, February 21 to Saturday, April 18, 2020.

The line up includes Paul Adeyefa (as Leantio), Daon Broni (Hippolito), Helen Cripps (Ward), Tara Fitzgerald (Livia), Stephanie Jacob (Mother and Cardinal), Wil Johnson (Fabritio), Simon Kunz (Duke of Florence), Gloria Onitiri (Guardiano), Rachael Spence (Sordido), Thalissa Teixeira (Bianca) and Olivia Vinall (Isabella).

Paul Adeyefa recently appeared as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre. His television credits include Good Omens, A Scottish Soldier and Cucumber.

Daon Broni’s recent theatre credits include Macbeth (Manchester Royal Exchange), Holy Sh!t (Kiln Theatre), Slaves of Solitude (Hampstead Theatre) and The Observer (National Theatre). Film includes Now What?, Breaking and Entering and Dead Cool.

Helen Cripps’ recent theatre work includes Persuasion (Royal Exchange Theatre), Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse/St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York), The Low Road (Royal Court Theatre) and Earthquakes in London (National Theatre/Headlong). Screen work includes Hetty Feather, Flowers and Horne and Corden (TV) and The Darkest Universe and Black Pond (film).

An award-winning actor and director, Tara Fitzgerald returns to the Globe after appearing as Elizabeth I in Anders Lustgarten’s The Secret Theatre in 2017, and as Lady Macbeth in Iqbal Khan’s Macbeth in 2016. Her recent theatre work includes Prism (Hampstead Theatre/Birmingham Rep), Shipwreck (Almeida), In Praise of Love (Ustinov Studio, Bath) and Gaslight (Royal & Derngate).

Fitzgerald’s television work includes Poirot: The ABC Murders, The Strike Series and Game of Thrones. She has also directed the short films Prick Thy Neighbour, Nothing Important and Moody.

Stephanie Jacob’s recent theatre work includes Small Island, Absolute Hell, St George and the Dragon (National Theatre), The Madness of George the Third (Nottingham Playhouse) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic/St Ann’s Warehouse, New York). Television credits include Mr Selfridge and Vincent Van Gogh: Painted With Words.

Wil Johnson’s recent theatre work includes Sweat (Donmar Warehouse/Gielgud Theatre), Glengarry Glen Ross (UK Tour), Leave Taking (Bush Theatre), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Old Vic) and King Lear (Royal Exchange). Film credits include Macbeth, Anuvahood and Adulthood.

Simon Kunz’ recent theatre work includes Richard III, Blood and Gifts (National Theatre), The Park (RSC), Mojo (Duke of York’s Theatre), Comedians, Aladdin (Lyric Hammersmith) and Address Unknown (Soho Theatre). Screen work includes The Crown, Requiem and Sherlock (TV) and Four Weddings and a Funeral, Goldeneye, The Parent Trap, Alpha Papa and soon to be released, Blithe Spirit (film).

Gloria Onitiri returns to Shakespeare’s Globe after appearing as Katherina in 2017’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of The Taming of the Shrew. Her other recent theatre work includes A Christmas Carol (Old Vic), Chiaroscuro (Bush Theatre), Napoli, Brooklyn (Park Theatre), Hadestown (National Theatre) and Caroline, Or Change (Chichester). Television includes Urban Myths: Grace Under Pressure and The Window.

Rachael Spence returns to the Globe having appeared in Dark Night of the Soul last year and Much Ado About Nothing in 2008. Her other theatre credits include Still No Idea (Royal Court), Locker Room Talk (Traverse), Handle with Care (Shoreditch Town Hall), Adelaide Rd. (RSC/Hampstead) and No Idea (Young Vic). Television work includes Lowdown, Thirteen and Best of Men.

Thalissa Teixeira returns to the Globe having appeared in Ellen McDougall’s Othello in 2017, The Broken Heart in 2015 and The Changeling in 2014. Her other recent theatre credits include Blood Wedding (Young Vic), Julie (National Theatre), Yerma (Young Vic, New York transfer), The Unknown Island (Gate Theatre) and The Night Watch (Royal Exchange). Screen work includes Trigonometry, Press and The Musketeers (TV) and Takedown (film).

Olivia Vinall’s recent theatre credits include As You Like It (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Young Chekhov: Platonov, Ivanov & The Seagull (National Theatre/Chichester Festival Theatre). Screen work includes The Woman in White, Apple Tree Yard and Maigret in Montmartre (TV) and Where Hands Touch, A Beautiful Curse and Gutterdämmerung (film).

Written by Thomas Middleton, Women Beware Women is directed by Amy Hodge, designed by Joanna Scotcher, composed by James Fortune and choreographed by Aline David.

Assisted Performances

Relaxed: Saturday, March 28 at 2pm

Audio Described: Saturday, April 4 at 2pm

Captioned: Friday, April 17 at 7:30pm

Casting has also been announced for The Taming of the Shrew.