Casting for All’s Well That End’s Well
Nancy Meckler is directing Shakespeare's comic and touching romance, All's Well That Ends Well.
Jonathan Slinger returns to the RSC as Parolles, following critical acclaim for his roles in the What Country Friends Is This? trilogy in 2012, Macbeth in Michael Boyd's 2011 production and Lenny in David Farr's The Homecoming.
Greg Hicks, playing the King of France, was last at the RSC in 2010 where he played Leontes in The Winter's Tale and the title roles in Julius Caesar and King Lear.
Charlotte Cornwell, in the role of The Countess, returns to the RSC having last appeared at The Warehouse in 1980 in Much Ado About Nothing, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Bastard Angel. More recent theatre credits include Carlotta in The Cherry Orchard and Mrs Lintott in The History Boys at Centre Theatre Group in Los Angeles in 2008.
Alex Waldmann will play Bertram, following his RSC debut in 2011 as King John, Catesby in Richard III and in A Soldier in Every Son.
Joanna Horton is playing Helena. She most recently played Barbara in Maria Aberg's production of Dennis Kelly's The Gods Weep in 2010. Other RSC work includes Hannah in Days of Significance in 2009.
The actors are part of an ensemble cross-cast in three Shakespeare plays for the Summer 2013 season – Hamlet, As You Like It and All's Well That Ends Well.
It also includes: Karen Archer (Widow); Cliff Burnett (Rynaldo); Kiza Deen (Violenta/Attendant); Daniel Easton (Soldier/Ward); David Fielder (Lafew); Dave Fishley (Duke of Florence); Michael Grady-Hall (Solider Interpreter); Rosie Hilal (Mariana); Mark Holgate (First Lord Dumaine); Chris Jared (Second Lord Dumaine); Natalie Klamar (Diana); John Stahl (Gentleman Astringer); Samuel Taylor (Soldier/Ward) and Nicolas Tennant (Lavatch).
All's Well That Ends Well plays in repertoire in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 19 July until 26 September 2013.