Bell Shakespeare’s 2015 season has been announced: As You Like It, Hamlet, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet (with Sydney Symphony Orchestra). Looking forward to seeing Hamlet when it makes its way to WA.
Coming soon to TV: Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall, Hugh Bonneville, David Harewood, Christopher Plummer, and Joseph Fiennes have signed up to study the works of Shakespeare in a new documentary series, My Shakespeare.
Introducing the cast of the second series of The Hollow Crown
Judi Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Richard III. Sophie Okonedo has been cast as Queen Margaret across all three films. Hugh Bonneville will play Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and Sally Hawkins his wife Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI part 1. Keeley Hawes plays Queen Elizabeth in Henry VI part 2 and Richard III and Tom Sturridge has been cast as Henry VI in parts 1 and 2.
In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production of JULIUS CAESAR at the Donmar placed the play in a women’s prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of ‘who owns Shakespeare?’ In the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one girl speak in public for the first time. It couldn’t end there.
HENRY IV marks the return of Phyllida Lloyd, the reunion of the director with Harriet Walter and the second instalment in what will be a trilogy of works at the Donmar from these major artists.
What makes a king? What makes a father? Shakespeare’s monumental history play travels to the heart of family, duty and country.
This production is generously supported by Miranda Curtis. Education and Outreach generously supported by Kathleen J Yoh.