We announce the actors for the first two plays in our Rome season, opening in March 2017.
The title role of Julius Caesar is played by Andrew Woodall, alongside Alex Waldmann who returns to the company to play Brutus. Alex last appeared with the RSC in King John in 2012 and As You Like It in 2013 season. Andrew Woodall will also play Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra.
Antony Byrne returns to the company to play Mark Antony opposite Josette Simon’s Cleopatra in Iqbal Khan’s production of Antony and Cleopatra. Antony is currently playing Kent in King Lear, and has made numerous other appearances at the RSC and other theatres.
We can also announce that David Troughton will play the title role in Titus Andronicus. David is currently appearing as Gloucester in King Lear, and has previously played several leading roles at the RSC including Richard III, Bolingbroke, as well as numerous roles for film, TV and radio (including his current role as Tony Archer in the iconic radio 4 series The Archers.) Full casting for Titus Andronicus will be announced soon.
Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra open in March and will play in repertoire in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Titus Andronicus opens in June and will join them in repertoire.
See photos and biogs of the full Julius Caesar cast
See photos and biogs of the full Antony & Cleopatra cast