Shakespeare in Love - Anna Carteret joins cast
ANNA Carteret (as Queen Elizabeth) and Paul Chahidi (Henslow) will join previously announced Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen in the cast of Lee Hall’s stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, which opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on July 23, 2014 (previews from July 2).
Anna Carteret has worked extensively with Peter Hall and has been a regular player with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her more recent theatre work includes Uncle Vanya (Vaudeville Theatre), Tom and Viv (Almeida Theatre), Nathan The Wise (Hampstead Theatre), Absolutely! (perhaps) (Wyndham’s Theatre) and Salt, Root and Roe (Donmar Trafalgar).
Her television credits include Juliet Bravo, The Palliser, Sherlock Holmes and Peak Practice.
Paul Chahidi’s theatre work includes Twelfth Night and Richard III (Shakespeare’s Globe, West End and Broadway) and Privacy (Donmar Warehouse). On screen, he has appeared in Him & Her, Casualty, The Hour, Ladies of Letters and The Day of the Triffids.
Also joining the cast of Shakespeare in Love are Ian Bartholomew (as Tilney), Tony Bell (Ralph), David Ganley (Burbage), Richard Howard (Sir Robert De Lesseps), Harry Jardine (Sam), Abigail McKern (Nurse), David Oakes (Marlowe), Patrick Osborne (Mr Wabash), Alistair Petrie (Wessex), Doug Rao (Ned Alleyn), Ferdy Roberts (Fennyman) and Colin Ryan (John Webster).
They are joined by Daisy Boulton, Ryan Donaldson, Janet Fullerlove, Sandy Murray, Timothy O’Hara, Thomas Padden, Elliott Rennie, Charlie Tighe and Tim Van Eyken who will also be musical director.
Plagued by debt, tormented by writer’s block and in desperate need of a new hit, promising new playwright Will Shakespeare finds his muse in the form of passionate young noblewoman, Viola De Lesseps.
Their forbidden love soon draws everyone, including Queen Elizabeth herself, into the drama and inspires Will to write the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.
Read more about Shakespeare in Love.