Grandage's Henry V - full casting announced
FULL casting has been announced for Henry V, Michael Grandage’s final production in his West End Season at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Joining the already confirmed Jude Law in the title role are Norman Bowman (as Nym/Williams), Michael Hadley (Canterbury), Jessie Buckley (Princess Katharine) and Prasanna Puwanarajah (Mountjoy).
Completing the cast are Harry Attwell (Grey/Gower), Jason Baughan (Bardolph/Bates M. Le Fer), Richard Clifford (Ely/King Charles VI), Ron Cook (Pistol), Ian Drysdale (Cambridge/Constable), Noma Dumezweni (Mistress Quickly/Alice), Edward Harrison (Westmoreland), Christopher Heyward (Macmorris/Orleans), James Laurenson (Exeter), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Dauphin/Scroop), Matt Ryan (Fluellen) and Ashley Zhangazha (Chorus/Boy).
Can the King of England hold his nerve to embrace his duty, command his men and lead his country to victory in France? Shakespeare’s great play of nationhood investigates the bloody horrors of war and the turbulence of a land in crisis.
Norman Bowman’s theatre credits include Macbeth (MIF), Finding Neverland (Curve, Leicester), Mack and Mabel (Southwark Playhouse) and Twelfth Night (Donmar West End). On television, he has appeared in Mr Eleven and Los Dos Bros.
Michael Hadley’s stage work includes King Lear, Piaf and Othello (Donmar Warehouse), The Tempest and Heroes (Watermill Theatre) and Coriolanus and The Canterbury Tales (RSC). His screen credits include Fair Cop, Mrs Biggs, The Invisible Woman and The Boat That Rocked.
Since being runner-up in I’d Do Anything, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV search for a Nancy for Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of Oliver!, Jessie Buckley has appeared on stage in The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe) and A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory/Garrick Theatre).
Prasanna Puwanarajah’s theatre credits include Sixty Six Books (Bush Theatre), Emperor and Galilean, Hamlet and London Assurance (National Theatre) and Twelfth Night (RSC). He has also appeared on television in Silk and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Henry V runs from November 23, 2013 to February 15, 2014.