The Witch of Edmonton cast announced

28 August 2014

FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR GREGORY DORAN'S PRODUCTION OF THE WITCH OF EDMONTON AT THE SWAN THEATRE THIS AUTUMN

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON
By Thomas Dekker, John Ford and William Rowley
Directed by Gregory Doran
Swan Theatre: 23 October – 29 November 2014
Press Night: Wednesday 29 October, 7pm


Tickets: 0844 800 1110 or www.rsc.org.uk
 
Full casting is announced for Gregory Doran's new production of the rarely-performed Jacobean domestic tragedy by Dekker, Ford and Rowley, The Witch of Edmonton. As previously announced Eileen Atkins returns to the RSC in the title role of Elizabeth Sawyer as the RSC continues to stage the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries in the Swan Theatre. The Witch of Edmonton opens for previews on the 23 October 2014 and will play in repertoire with an extended run of The White Devil until the 29 November 2014.

In the village of Edmonton, Elizabeth Sawyer is derided by her neighbours who accuse her of being a witch. Selling her soul to the devil she seeks revenge on all who have wronged her. Eileen Atkins last performed with the RSC in 1997 in The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza with Michael Gambon, which had its RSC premiere in The Pit at the Barbican before transferring to the West End. Her many credits include Cranford, for which she won a BAFTA and Emmy as well as Gosford Park. Her latest stage appearance is in Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London.

Eileen is joined by: Joseph Arkley (Warbeck); Joe Bannister (Somerton); Ian Bonar (Frank Thorney); Elspeth Brodie (Katherine); Faye Castelow (Susan); Liz Crowther (Anne Ratcliffe); Oliver Dench (Morris Dancer); Geoffrey Freshwater (Old Thorney); Shvorne Marks (Winnifride); Christopher Middleton (Old Banks); Michael Moreland (Old Ratcliffe); Ian Redford (Old Carter); David Rintoul (Sir Arthur Clarington); Jay Simpson (Dog); Timothy Speyer (Justice) and Dafydd Llyr Thomas (Cuddy Banks).

The Witch of Edmonton is designed by Niki Turner. The lighting is designed by Tim Mitchell with music by Paul Englishby. Sound is by Jonathan Ruddick and movement by Michael Ashcroft.

For further information, please contact philippa.harland@rsc.org.uk 0207 845 0512 or amy.belson@rsc.org.uk 01789 412622.

For press tickets, please contact dean.asker@rsc.org.uk 01789 412660

For images please register at www.rsc.org.uk/press-images
 
For further details about the production visit: www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/the-witch-of-edmonton/ 

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