Cast and Creatives

Afolabi Alli B&W
Paris Afolabi Alli

This is Afolabi's RSC debut season

Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Theatre includes: Julius Caesar, A Doll's House, Aliens, Festen, Our Country's Good, The Country Wife, Troilus and Cressida, Vivat! Vivat regina!, Equus (BOTVS); Still Here (Edinburgh Fringe) 

Television includes: The Split

Radio includes: The New Room


Donna Banya
Gregory Donna Banya

Previous RSC includes: Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Footsoldier; Always Orange

Theatre includes: Good to be Bad (Artemis Productions); Pronoun (National Theatre Connections); Homegrown

Television includes: Howard's End, Liar

Stevie Basaula
Sampson Stevie Basaula

This is Stevie's RSC debut season



Nurse Ishia Bennison

Previous RSC includes: Cymbeline, Measure for Measure, A Mad World My Masters, A New Way to Please You, Candide, Sejanus, Speaking Like Magpies


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Friar John / Apothecary Katy Brittain

Previous RSC includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Theatre includes: The Dark Room (Theatre 503); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Apollo); Electra (Old Vic); Handbagged (Vaudeville and UK tour); Then There Were None (Gielgud); Mother Courage & Her Children (Contact Manchester); The Banished Cavalier, The Rover (Salisbury Playhouse); Private Lives, Rookery Nook, Noises Off, A Little Hotel on the Side (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh); The Children’s Hour (National Theatre); Fairie Queen (Queen Elizabeth Hall); Hamlet, Peter Pan (Sheffield Crucible); Bloody Poetry, Playing with Fire & First Warning (King’s Head)

Television includes: Parent Trap, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders, The Bill, Between The Lines, Frankenstein

Film includes: Indian Summer

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Peter Raif Clarke

This is Raif's RSC debut season

Theatre includes: The Fully Monty (UK tour); The Story of Hob and Bogart and Hole Clough (ITV workshop/University of Salford); Frankenstein – A New Musical, The Railway Children (Stoke Repertory Theatre); That Day We Sang (Manchester International Festival)

Television includes: So Awkward, Moving On, Casualty, Home From Home, Suspects

Film includes: The Truth About Stanley, Believe, Another Miracle


Beth Cordingly
Escalus Beth Cordingly

Previous RSC includes: Love's Sacrifice, The Jew of Malta


Paul Dodds
Montague Paul Dodds

 Previous RSC includes: Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus

Theatre includes: Treasure Island, Antigone, Timon of Athens, The Cherry Orchard, The White Guard (National Theatre); Tyne (Live Theatre); The Jazz Club Murder (Oran Mor Theatre Glasgow); Of Mice and Men, The Bomb (Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster); The Monster Under The Bed (Polka Theatre); The Croak, The Bomb, Birdboy, Scorcher, Warrior Square, In The Big House (Action Transport); Homeward Bound (M6); The Leather Boy (Chester Gateway); No Such Thing (Walking Forward Theatre Company); The Stones (Travelling Light Theatre Company); A Last Belch for the Great Auk (Wychway Depiction Engine); Thank God For Cod (New Perspectives); This Other Me (New Perspectives); Eurydice (Frontier Theatre Company)

Television includes: Crimewatch on the Streets, Crimewatch UK, A Dinner of Herbs, Peak Practice, The Bill

Radio: Something Understood


Josh Finan
Benvolio Josh Finan

This is Josh's RSC debut season

Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and the National Youth Theatre

Theatre includes: Takeover - Pancake Day (Play Theatre Company/Bunker Theatre); The Barricade (Theatre 503); The Nutcracker (Theatr Clwyd); Champ (Tobacco Factory Theatres); E15 (Lung Theatre at Edinburgh Festival and Eden Court Theatre); Dolly Wants To Die (Lung Theatre at Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival)

Television includes: Guerrilla

Film includes: Hellboy, The Current War, Magnificent Dribble (short film)

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Juliet Karen Fishwick

This is Karen's RSC debut season

Karen trained at Motherwell College

Theatre includes: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (National Theatre of Scotland/Live Theatre - nominated for Best Supporting Actress); Glasgow Girls (NTS/Citizens); Hansel and Gretel (Citizens Theatre); The Caucasian Chalk Circle, A Christmas Carol (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); The Overcoat (Ryhmäteatteri); Dirt Under the Carpet (Oran Mor); Hello, Dolly!, Present Laughter, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Chorus of Disapproval, Yellow on the Broom, The Admirable Crichton, Mr Bolfry, Whiskey Kisses (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (PACE); Cinderella, Mother Goose (Adam Smith)

Screen includes: Badults (BBC Three), James Kirk's Comedy Blaps, The Illuminati (The Comedy Unit), and the Tides and Telegrams music video

Karen also features on the soundtrack of Where Do We Go From Here? (Worrying Drake Productions)

Andrew French
Friar Laurence Andrew French

Previous RSC includes: Julius Caesar

Theatre includes: While We're Here (Bush Theatre); This Flesh of Mine/When Nobody Returns (Border Crossings); The Iphegenia Quartet (The Gate); Bully Boy (Mercury Theatre Colchester); Boi Boi is Dead (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Roundabout Season (Paines Plough); Refugee Boy (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Aquila Theatre USA); Measure for Measure (Almeida Theatre); Monster (Royal Exchange Manchester); I Like Mine With a Kiss (Bush Theatre); As You Like It (Wyndhams Theatre London); Reference to Salvador Dali... (Arcola/Young Vic London); The Taming of the Shrew (Nottingham Playhouse); The Merchant of Venice (Royal National Theatre); Troilus and Cressida (Royal National Theatre); The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Globe Theatre); Things Fall Apart (West Yorkshire/Royal Court Theatre); The Tempest (Nottingham Playhouse Theatre and Shared Experience)

Television includes: A Very English Scandal; Marvin Can't Fail; Capital; EastEnders; Holby City; Doctors; Perfect Parents; Primeval; Soundproof, Blast!; The Bill; Trust; In Deep; A Touch of Frost; Casualty; Family Affairs; Burnside; Tough Love

Film includes: Artificial Horizon, Breaking the Bank, Song for Marion, Exorcist: The Beginning, Exorcist: Dominion, The Merchant of Venice, Doctor Sleep, Tailor of Panama

Radio includes: Doctor Who: Original Sin; The Mother Of...; The Last Supper


Romeo Bally Gill

Previous RSC roles include: Always Orange, Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier, Salomé, Vice Versa, Coriolanus 

Trained: Rose Bruford College 

Theatre includes: The Island Nation (Arcola Theatre); A Local Boy (The Arts Theatre); Dinner with Saddam (Menier Chocolate Factory); The Bureau of Lost Things (Theatre 503) 

Television includes: Wanderlust (BBC/Netflix), NW (BBC/Mammoth Screen) 

Marian Haque
Lady Capulet Mariam Haque

This is Mariam's RSC debut season


Michael Hodgson
Capulet Michael Hodgson

Previous RSC includes: The Mouse and His Child, The Shoemakers Holiday

Charlotte Josephine
Mercutio Charlotte Josephine

This is Charlotte's RSC debut season


John Macaulay
Cousin Capulet John Macaulay

Previous RSC includes: Henry V


Tom Padley
Balthasar Tom Padley

Previous RSC includes: Arden of Faversham, The Roaring Girl

Montague Sakuntala Ramanee

This is Sakuntala's RSC debut season

Theatre includes:  Bring On The Bollywood (Belgrade Coventry/Phizzical No 1 tour); Meat Pie (Oldham Coliseum); Trident Moon (Finborough Theatre); Richard III (New Diorama); East is East (Ambassador Theatre Group No 1 tour); Romeo and Juliet (Leicester Square Theatre); Our Children (Theatre 503); John Clare (Eastern Angles); King Lear (King’s Head Theatre); The Man Outside (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Dead Eye (Soho Theatre); Camille (Lyric Hammersmith)

Television includes: Line of Duty, EastEnders, Doctors, Coronation Street, Holby City, Whitechapel, Trial and Retribution, Hustle

Film includes: The Gatehouse, Guidestones, Indigo, Wish Baby, The Butterfly Effect

Radio includes: Midnight’s Children, Memories, Girl Who Touched The Stars



Tybalt Raphael Sowole

This is Raphael's RSC debut season

Theatre includes: The Seagull (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); Measure for Measure (Young Vic); Pygmalion (Headlong / West Yorkshire Playhouse / Nuffield Southampton); Hamlet (Black Theatre Live); The Merchant of Venice (Almeida); Tis Pity She's A Whore (Barbican); A Clockwork Orange (Theatre Royal Stratford East)

Television includes: Black Mirror, Trainees, Edge of Heaven, Youngers

Film includes: Forgiving Earth, Starred Up

Nima Taleghani
Abraham Nima Taleghani

This is Nima's RSC debut season

Theatre includes: The Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre/U.S. tour); Laika (Unicorn Theatre); Blasted (Styx) 

Television includes: Hatton Garden, Casualty

Film includes: Dublin Old School, 90 Minutes 

Radio includes: Love Is Not New in this Country

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    21 Apr - 21 Sep 2018

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

21 April, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre