Cast and Creatives

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Mrs Baldock / Caroline Victoria Blunt

This is Victoria's RSC debut season

Trained: The Oxford School of Drama

Theatre includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (The Watermill Theatre); Dead Funny, Lady Windermere’s Fan (West End); Love’s Labour's Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Once Upon A Christmas (Unicorn Theatre) 

Television includes: Borderline

 

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Fred Tom Byrne

Previous RSC includes: Twelfth Night

Theatre includes: Echo’s End (Salisbury Playhouse); King Lear (Bristol Old Vic)

Television includes: Black Mirror

 

Gerard Carey
Bob Cratchit Gerard Carey

Previous RSC includes: A Christmas Carol (2017)

Trained: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Theatre includes: Twelfth Night (Young Vic); The Jungle (Playhouse Theatre); Half A Sixpence (Chichester and Noel Coward Theatre); Shrek the Musical (UK tour); Dickens Abridged (Arts); Soho Cinders, Ex (Soho Theatre); Master Class (Vaudeville); Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory); Noises Off, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz (Birmingham Rep); His Dark Materials (UK tour); Spamalot (Palace); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air); The Taming of the Shrew, High Society, Leonardo’s Last Supper, The Two Gentlemen of Verona ; Cinderella (Oxford Playhouse); Mary Poppins (Cameron Mackintosh/Disney)

Television includes: Love SoupTorchwood

Short film includes: Bound

Other work includes: audio for Bible Stories, Stories for Boys, Nursery Rhymes/Christmas Carols (Priddy Books) and The Merchant of Venice (NAXOS AUDIO)

 

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Christmas Past / Lady Tibshelf Claire Carrie

Previous RSC includes: After Easter, Coriolanus, Pentecost, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Wives' Excuse

Theatre includes: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); The Wizard of Oz (Larnaka Patticion Ampitheatre, Cyprus); Love Story, A Small Family Business (Chichester Festival Theatre); Mary Goes First (Orange Tree Theatre); A Chorus Of Disapproval (The Mill, Sonning); The Boyfriend, Twelfth Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweet Mr Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well that End’s Well, Paint Your Wagon (Regent’s Park Theatre); Love in a Maze (Watermill Theatre); This is Where We Came In, A Doll’s House, Baby on Board (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Ace of  Clubs (Wimbledon Studio); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Shakespeare Company); Strike Up the Band (Barbican); King Lear (Young Vic in Japan); By Jeeves (Lyric Theatre); The Ladies' Paradise (National Theatre Studio); Aladdin (Royal Theatre, Northampton); What the Butler Saw, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Taming of the Shrew (Northcott Theatre, Exeter)

Film and Television include: EastEnders, Doctors, Enid Blyton's Super Adventure, Holby Blue, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, Touching Evil, The Bill, Large  

 

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Katherine / Belinda Sally Cheng

Previous RSC includes: Twelfth Night

Trained: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre includes: Footprints on the Moon (Finborough Theatre); The Emperor and the Nightingale (Theatre by the Lake); Singin’ in the Rain (Bolton Octagon/Salisbury Playhouse/New Vic Theatre); Love's Labour's Lost, Robin Hood (Guildford Shakespeare Company)

 

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Uber / Doctor Matthew Dale

This is Matthew's RSC debut season

Trained: Arts Educational School, London

Theatre includes: Half a Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre/Cameron Mackintosh Ltd/Chichester Festival Theatre); The Smallest Show on Earth (Runaway Entertainment); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre); Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour/ATG); Spamalot (UK Tour/ATG); Christmas in New York, (Prince of Wales Theatre); Peter Pan, (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon); Olivier Awards 2011 & 2012, (Theatre Royal and Royal Opera House, London)

 

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Marley Steven Elliott

Previous RSC includes: Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Revenger’s Tragedy, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Pentecost, The Bite of the Night, The Jew of Malta

Theatre includes: Frankenstein, The Winter’s Tale (Royal National Theatre); The Devil Inside Him (National Theatre Wales); Dancing at Lughnasa (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); King Lear (Almeida, London); The Ladykillers (Tour); True West (Glasgow Citz); Arcadia (Bristol Old Vic); Educating Rita (Oldham Coliseum); Dumb Show, Inherit the Wind (New Vic Theatre); The Weir (Sherman, Cardiff and Tobacco Factory); Amadeus, Hamlet, And Then There Were None, Jane Austen’s Emma (Salisbury Playhouse); Macbeth, Two Princes, A Chorus of Disapproval, Arcadia, Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure, The Suicide, Noises Off, Jumpy, Cyrano de Bergerac (Theatr Clwyd); Adventures in the Skin Trade (Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Arts Centre, Australia)            

Television includes: The Crown, Da Vinci’s Demons, Holby City, Judge John Deed, Ghostboat, Crash, Tunnel of Love, Porthpenwaig, Inspector Morse, Harpur and Iles, Art that Shook the World, 90 Days in Hollywood, Return to Treasure Island, That Uncertain Feeling, Rhinoceros, Van der Valk, Mike Bassett- Manager

Film includes: The Watcher in the Woods, Les Miserables, Hamlet, Cold Earth, Rise of the Appliances, De Sade, Green Monkey, Time Bandits. Also recordings of Frankenstein (NT Live), King Lear and True West (Digital Theatre)

 

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Scrooge Aden Gillett

This is Aden's RSC debut season

Theatre includes: The Winslow Boy (UK Tour); Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre); Blithe Spirit (The Savoy Theatre); Betrayal (The Duchess Theatre); Benefactors (The Albery Theatre); Three Sisters (The Queens); Twelfth Night, El Cid (The Donmar); The Doctor's Dilemma, Noises Off (National Theatre)

Film includes: The Foreigner, A Caribbean Dream, The Winslow Boy, The Borrowers, Collusion, Under the Lighthouse Dancing, Shadow of the Vampire, Tula - The Revolt

Television includes: The Crown, Vera, Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Father Brown, Innocents, The Queen's Sister, House Of Elliott, Ivanhoe, Holby City, The Harry Enfield Show, The Impressionists, The Tenth Kingdom

 

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Fezziwig / Old Joe Clive Hayward

This is Clive's RSC debut season

Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Theatre includes: Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre); Ducktastic! (Albery Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham’s); Yes Prime Minister (Trafalgar Studios); Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park); The Merry Widow (Holland Park Opera); Island Nation (Arcola Theatre); Frogs, Oh What A Lovely War, Earthquakes in London (National Theatre); Dr Heart, Cyrano de Bergerac, Private Lives (Royal Exchange Manchester); The Shakespeare Revue (International tour); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Sheffield); Nell Gwynn (National tour and Shakespeare’s Globe); Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory); A Small Family Business (Watford Palace); A Chorus of Disapproval (Mill at Sonning); The New Statesman (tour); The Play What I Wrote (tour); Blithe Spirit (Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton); Masterpieces – A Noel Coward Revue (Birmingham Rep and tour); A Very Private Passion (Box Clever Theatre Company); Don’t Dress For Dinner (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Liberty Oregon (Traverse, Edinburgh); Twelfth Night (Flying Solo Theatre Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bristol New Vic Studio); Two By Two (Wolsey, Ipswich)

Film and Television includes: Victoria, Prime Suspect, The Windsors, Utopia, Law and Order, A Touch of Frost, EastEnders, Melody, Private Peaceful, Afterlife, Silent Witness, Casualty

Radio includes: Holbein’s Skull, Charles Paris, The Wild Duck, Wuthering Heights, The Divine Comedy, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, Time And The Conways, Spike and the Elfin Oak, Home Front, The Great British Bridge Scandal, The Stuarts, The Interrogation, The Duellist

Audiobooks include: Frankenstein (Audiofile Earphones Award 2017); Dracula; The Monkey's Paw

 

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Mrs Trowell / Christmas Present / Mrs Fezziwig Danielle Henry

Previous RSC includes: The Hypocrite

Trained: LIPA 

Theatre includes: Queens of The Coal Age (Royal Exchange/New Vic); Playhouse Creatures, Votes For Women (New Vic); Mighty Atoms (Hull Truck Theatre); Miss Julie (Et Cetera Theatre); B!RTH, Closer, Iron (Royal Exchange Manchester); Earl of Mo Bay (Nottingham Playhouse); Up Against the Wall (Bolton Octagon); Once Upon a Time in Wigan (Riverside Studios/Tour); As You Like It, Stig Of The Dump, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo & Juliet, Wind & The Willows, Merry Wives of Windsor (StoryHouse); Blue (Nottingham Arts Theatre); Andrew’s Angry Words (M6 Theatre Company); Little Shop of Horrors (Zoo Nation)

Television and Film includes: Soul Boy, Emmerdale, Diamond Geezer, No Offence, Courtroom, Leah’s Trial, Moving On, Katy, Broken, Lost Christmas, Doctors, Candy Cabs, Casualty, Survivors, Torchwood, Paradox, The Message

Radio includes: The Last Flag, Grand Designs Of The Third Kind, Brief Lives, The Iron Curtain, Rooms, The Joey, Stone, Look Sharp, Pattie’s Patties, Mary Shane, How to Remember the Dead, The Autobiography of a Nobody, Lost in Liverpool, Westway

 

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Swing Samantha Hull

This is Samantha's RSC debut season

Trained: The MTA

Theatre includes: The Wizard of Oz (Sheffield Crucible); Half a Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre); Jersey Boys (UK Tour); Bromantics (Stratford Theatre Royal); Red Riding Hood (The Curve, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Polka Theatre); Hairspray (UK Tour); Angelina Ballerina (UK Tour); A Chorus Line (Tel Aviv)

Workshops include: Lady Sybil Sorrows of Satan (St James’ Theatre); Chet Walker's Feeling in the Mood (Her Majesty's Theatre); Crush (Harold Pinter Theatre)

Television includes: Doctors, Inbox

 

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Father / Coachman Sam Jenkins-Shaw

This is Sam's RSC debut season

Theatre includes: The 39 Steps (Stephen Joseph Theatre/Theatre Clwyd); Rope (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch/New Wolsey Theatre); Bury the Hatchet (The King’s Head/The Southwest Shakespeare Festival, Arizona); Future Conditional (Old Vic); Much Ado About Nothing (Silvano Toti Globe Theatre, Rome); Macbeth (Catford Broadway); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Squares); Hamlet (Cockpit Theatre); Long Story Short (Charing Cross Theatre); Measure for Measure (Nuffield Theatre Southampton); The Comedy of ErrorsHamlet (Pendley Shakespeare Festival)

Short film includesThe Overcoat, A Viewfinder

 

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John Forster Beruce Khan

Previous RSC includes: Twelfth Night

Theatre includes: Gary Tank Commander (The SSE Hydro); As You Like It, Henry V (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Combustion (Tara Arts Group); Hamlet (Shakespeare’s Globe international tour); Romeo and Juliet, What You Will: Pop Up Shakespeare, Henry V (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Madness of George III (UK tour); The History Boys (Theatre Royal Bath/West Yorkshire Playhouse/UK Tour); The Black Album (National Theatre)

Television includes: Shakespeare Uncovered

 

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Martha / Amy Bethany Linsdell

Previous RSC includes: A Christmas Carol (2017)

Theatre includes: The Wind in the Willows (West End/UK Tour); Guys and Dolls (UK Tour); Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal Bath); Oliver! (Leicester Curve); Aladdin (Pele Productions); Kerry Ellis in Concert, The Olivier Awards (West End)

Workshops include: Candide

Radio includes: Friday Night is Music Night

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Isabel / Lucy Jessica Murrain

This is Jessica's RSC debut season

Trained: The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Theatre includes: King Lear (Duke of York’s Theatre); The Wind in the Willows (Sherman Theatre); Messiah (Bristol Old Vic); The Long Trick (Wardrobe Theatre); Treasure Island (Hull Truck Theatre); Skate Hard Turn Left (The Pack, BAC); DIGS (Theatre with Legs, Pleasance London, Edinburgh Fringe); Butter (Lady Junk Theatre, VAULT Festival); PLAY 15 (Play Theatre Company, VAULT Festival); Richard III (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Cinderella: A Fairytale (Unicorn Theatre & Birmingham Mac, Travelling Light/Tobacco Factory); Maybe I Should Freeze my Eggs (Theatre with Legs, New Wimbledon Studio); Off (Arcola Theatre)

Short films include: Man Cub, Fight Hate. Take Action, Birthday Party, Foreign

Jessica is also a performance poet and co-founder of Theatre with Legs.

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Wicker / Sailor Kwami Odoom

This is Kwami's RSC debut season

Theatre includes: Queen Margaret (Royal Exchange); Barber Shop Chronicles (National Theatre); DNA, Pigeon English, Romeo and Juliet (National Youth Theatre Rep Company); How to Survive a Swarm of Bees (Lo/Fall Theatre Lyric Hammersmith); BOYS (The PappyShow)

Television includes: The Athena, The Rook, Doctors

Film includes: A Family Affair

Kwami is a founding member of The PappyShow theatre company and an alumnus of Company Three theatre company.

 

Emma Pallant
Mrs Cratchit Emma Pallant

RSC includes: The Dog in the Manger, The House of Desires, Pedro the Great Pretender, Tamar's Revenge, Henry IV Parts I and II, As You Like It, Laughter in the Dark

Theatre includes: Lava (Nottingham Playhouse); William Wordsworth (ETT/Theatre by the Lake); Wind in the Willows (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors, Macbeth (Shakespeare's Globe); It Just Stopped, Alison's House (Orange Tree); Bell, Book and Candle, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Romeo and Juliet (New Vic); The Cherry Orchard, His Dark Materials, Katherine Desouza (Birmingham Rep); On Golden Pond, The Herbal Bed (Salisbury Playhouse); The House of Bernarda Alba (Belgrade Theatre); Cymbeline (Regent's Park); Top Girls (Watford Palace); Precious Bane (Pentabus)

Concerts include: If This Is A Man (Royal Festival Hall); Shostakovich’s Hamlet (City of London Sinfonia); A Midsummer Night's Dream (LPO - Royal Festival Hall); A Song of Good and Evil (Stockholm Berwaldhallen); Shakespeare Songs (London Jazz Festival, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)

Television includes: Father Brown, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors

Radio includes: Something Understood, Messages to a Submariner, The Daughter of the Air

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Young Man Joey Phillips

This is Joey's RSC debut season

Theatre includes: Richard III, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Rose Theatre); Stud (The Vault Theatre); Who Cares? (Lowry Theatre Manchester); A View From The Bridge (Gate Theatre Dublin); Of Gods & Monsters (Southwark Playhouse); Billy Elliott (Working Title/Palace Theatre)

Film includes: My Angel

Television includes: Doctors, Holby City, The Royal, The Accused, Half Moon Investigates

 

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Slingshot Joseph Prowen

Previous RSC includes: Twelfth Night

Trained: LAMDA

Theatre includes: Trial by Laughter (Watermill/UK tour); A View From Islington North (Arts Theatre/Out of Joint); Single Spies (Chichester Festival Theatre/Birmingham Rep/UK tour); Teddy (Southwark Playhouse); Jefferson’s Garden, Dick Whittington (Watford Palace Theatre); An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theatre)

Television includes: Decline and Fall, Midsomer Murders, And Then There Were None, Casualty

Joseph won the Highly Commended Award at the Spotlight Prize 2014.

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Swing Shiv Rabheru

This is Shiv's RSC debut season

Theatre includes: 21 Chump Street (The Courtyard Theatre); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew (The Brockley Jack Theatre); Submission (The Kings Head Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival); THE SH*T (London Improv Theatre); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Crucible); Prevent Tours (The Bunker Theatre); CATS (RUG UK & International Tour); Sleeping Beauty (The Millfield Arts Theatre); Celebrity Cruises (Infinity); Dick Whittington (Loughborough Town Hall)

Short film includes: Backbone, Invisible, Afterthought

Radio includes: #WHATKATYDID

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Charles Dickens Joseph Timms

This is Joseph's RSC debut season

Theatre includes: White Devil, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry IV Parts I and II, Bedlam (The Globe); A Tale Of Two Cities (Royal & Derngate/Touring Consortium); The Hudsucker Proxy (Nuffield Southampton/Liverpool Everyman); Twelfth Night, Richard III (Belasco Theatre, Broadway); Bracken Moor (Tricycle Theatre); Privates On Parade (Noel Coward Theatre); Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Southwark Playhouse); Richard II (Donmar Warehouse); Twelfth Night (Royal National Theatre)

Television includes: Atlantis, Amerikan Kanibal, Doctors, Casualty

Radio includes: A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

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Fanny / Jane Rachel Winters

This is Rachel's RSC debut season

Trained: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Theatre includes: Private Lives (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth (Shakespeare's Globe); The Woman in the Moon (Wanamaker Theatre); Babette's Feast (The Print Room); Sleeping Beauty (The Watermill); Twelfth Night (Reading Between The Lines); Dracula (UK tour); Pinocchio (Hull Truck); As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors (Guildford Shakespeare Company)

Television and Film includes: Borgia, Doctors, Vicious

Rachel also regularly takes part in the Read Not Dead rehearsed readings at Shakespeare’s Globe. 

 

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 20 Jan 2019

    Book Tickets
  • Running time:

    2 hrs 6 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

18 December, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon