When Hedydd originally told Director Phillip Breen she was pregnant, he worked it into the show, adding a fascinating extra dimension to Hedydd's character, Adrianna. Naomi will continue to play Adrianna as a mother-to be.
Naomi says: “I’m thrilled to be returning to the RSC and honoured to be sharing the role with Hedydd Dylan.
"Playing Adriana as pregnant not only has personal poignancy for me as a new mother of twins, but also adds new complexity and comedy to the role which this production explores so richly.
"I’m delighted to be job sharing with a mother-to-be, and this way of working feels very hopeful for working mothers in this industry. The company have been hugely welcoming and I can’t wait to get started on tour, before heading to the Barbican this winter.”
Naomi and Hedydd will job share the role of Adrianna for performances at Nottingham's Theatre Royal, Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford.