The School for Scandal

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Joseph Surface Stefan Adegbola

RSC includes: Titus Andronicus 

Theatre includes: Quiz (Chichester Festival Theatre & UK Tour); Around the World in 80 Days (Theatre by the Lake); Interiors (Barbican); The High Table (Bush Theatre); Botticelli in the Fire (Hampstead Theatre); Red Dust Road (National Theatre of Scotland); Richard III (Headlong); The Convert and The Christians (Gate Theatre); After Independence (Arcola Theatre); The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe); Widowers’ Houses (Orange Tree Theatre); Othello (Riverside Studios); The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Epic Adventure of Nhamo (UK Tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Noel Coward Theatre). 

Television includes:  Get Millie Back (Channel 4/HBO); McDonald and Dodds (ITV); Lincoln (History Channel); The Lazarus Project (Sky); Blitz, Enterprice, Eastenders and Doctor Who (BBC) 

Film includes: The Mire; Anemone. 

Radio includes: Bed for the Night; Faith, Hope and Glory; Domino; Life Classes; Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle; Devils; Rogers and Hart and Hammerstein; The Sorrows of Young Werther; London Particular; The Timbermoor Pilgrim: Imp; Death Knock; Test Case: Debbie Purdy; The Merchant of Venice; After Independence - Afternoon Play (BBC Radio 4) 




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Lappet Jessica Alade

This is Jessica's RSC debut season.

Theatre credits include: As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Vortex (Chichester Festival Theatre), Orlando (Michael Grandage Company/West End), Hamlet (National Theatre); A Christmas Carol, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Open Bar Theatre). 

TV includes:  Showtrial, Buffering, and I Hate Suzie.  



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Careless Omar Bynon

This is Omar's RSC debut season.

Theatre includes: Blue Mist (Royal Court), Duck (Arcola), Julius Caesar (Globe); 2036: Pawn (Bush); Heartfelt, Poet’s Manifesto (Stratford East). 

Trained at: RADA 

Omar is an actor, writer and workshop facilitator from East London. 

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Rowley John Dougall

RSC includes: Imperium, Hamlet, Love In A Wood, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure For Measure, The Devil Is An Ass, The Cherry Orchard, Faust.

Theatre includes: A Voyage Round My Father (UK tour), The Lavender Hill Mob (UK tour), Private Peaceful (UK tour), The Girl On The Train (UK Tour); Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Henry V, A Winter’s Tale, Richard III, Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (all Propeller World Tours); All My Sons (Leicester Curve), The White Devil (Menier Chocolate Factory), Six Characters In Search Of An Author (Edinburgh Lyceum/Glasgow Citizens), Private Lives (Ipswich); for Oxford Stage Company on tour - Rookery Nook, Present Laughter, Hay Fever and The Cherry Orchard (also Riverside Studios); The Last Waltz Season and Americans (Arcola); Shadow of a Gunman and John Bull’s Other Island (Tricycle Theatre); for Sheffield Crucible – Macbeth, The Crucible; Arcadia (Northampton & Salisbury); St. Joan (Strand Theatre), Dr Faustus (Greenwich), Romeo and Juliet (Lyric Hammersmith), Of Mice and Men (Birmingham), The Cherry Orchard (Aldwych Theatre), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Edinburgh), The Comedy of Errors, Peter Pan and Translations (all at Lyric Belfast); Another Country (Queen’s Theatre); for Shakespeare’s Globe - Hamlet (Two Year World Tour), Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII, The Winter’s Tale, Coriolanus, Under the Black Flag and Measure for Measure (also US tour), The Duchess of Malfi and Knight of the Burning Pestle ); for the English Shakespeare Company - The Wars of the Roses: Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, Henry V, Henry VI Parts I & II and Richard III; The Winter’s Tale, Coriolanus and Romeo and Juliet (Old Vic, West End, national and world tours).

TV includes: Holby City, Waking The Dead, Taggart, He Knew He Was Right, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Monarch of the Glen, The Negotiator, As Time Goes By and The Houseman’s Tale.

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Bill Riess Fennell

This is Riess's RSC debut season.

Credits whilst training include: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, F*ck The Polar Bears, Julius Caesar.  

Screen credits include: Doctors (BBC). 

Riess was chosen to represent Arts Ed at the Spotlight Prize Awards in 2023. 




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Lady Sneerwell Siubhan Harrison

This is Siubhan's RSC debut season.

Theatre includes: Wildfire Road (Sheffield Crucible), The Ocean at the End of the Lane (National Theatre Productions at the Duke of York’s Theatre), Wonderful Town (Opera Holland Park), Home I’m Darling (Duke of York’s Theatre for National Theatre Productions), Broken Wings (Dubai Opera House), Me and My Girl (Chichester), The Country Wife (Southwark Playhouse), Working (Southwark Playhouse), Guys and Dolls (Savoy), Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and All’s Well That Ends Well (Lamb Players), I Call my Brothers (Arcola), The Armour (Langham Hotel), Pitcairn (Globe), From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), Tommy (Prince Edward), Earthquakes in London (UK Tour), The Soft of Her Palm and In Quest of Conscience (Finborough), Grease (Piccadilly), Marguerite (Haymarket), Marianne Dreams (Almeida), We Will Rock You (Dominion), Les Miserables (Queens), Carmen (UK Tour).  

TV and film includes: The Great Escaper, Fifteen Love, Holby City, Doctors, The Song of Lunch and Little Deaths 


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Mrs Candour Emily Houghton

This is Emily's RSC debut.

Theatre includes: The Legend of the Holy Drinker (Vaults Festival), Stiletto Beach, In Basildon (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Tomorrow I Was Always A Lion (Arcola / Belarus Free Theatre), The Lorax (Old Vic Theatre), Out Of The Cage (Park Theatre), A New Play For The General Election (Finborough Theatre), Price of Money (Albany Theatre / Belarus Free Theatre), Out Of The Cage (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Much Ado About Nothing (Ludlow Festival), Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Dinnerladies (Comedy Theatre Company UK Tour), Thunderer (Edinburgh Fringe / New Diorama Theatre), All My Sons (Curve Theare), The Rape of Lucrece (Shakespeare’s Globe) 

Television includes: Boarders, Co-Existing, Call The Midwife, Lewis, Threesome, Doctors

Trained at: RADA

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Sir Oliver Surface Wil Johnson

This is Wil's RSC debut.

Theatre includes: SHED:Exploded View (Royal Exchange Theatre), JITNEY (Old Vic Theatre), Running with Lions (Lyric Hammersmith), Women Beware Women (Sam Wannamaker), Glengarry Glen Ross (UK Tour), Sweat (Donmar Warehouse/Gielgud Theatre), Leave Taking (Bush Theatre), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Old Vic Theatre), King Lear (Royal Exchange Theatre), A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes (Tricycle Theatre), The Great Goat Bubble (Druid Theatre Ireland), The Queen & I (Vaudeville Theatre), Shallowing Dark (Theatre 503), Serious Money (Birmingham Rep), Torn (Arcola Theatre), Wild Turkey (Troxy Bar), Redundant (Royal Court), Othello (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh), Twelfth Night (International Tour), Running Dream (Theatre Royal Stratford East),  Fuente Ovejuna (Royal National Theatre), The Bacchae (Shared Experience).

TV includes: Cobra:Rebellion (SKY), House of the Dragon (HBO Max), The Larkins (Of Productions/ITV), Death in Paradise (Red Planet/BBC), Vera (ITV), Hetty Feather (BBC), Carnival Row (Legendary Television), Lewis (ITV), Outlander (Lionsgate/Amazon), The Five (SKY), Moving On (BBC), Emmerdale (ITV), Holby City (BBC), Waterloo Road (BBC), Buried Treasure (ITV), Waking the Dead (BBC), Clocking Off (BBC), Babyfather (BBC), Cracker (ITV), Anna Lee (ITV), The Bill (ITV), Starting Out (BBC), London's Burning (ITV).

Film includes: Tell No Lies (Tubi Originals), Macbeth (Green Screen Productions), In a Better World (Zentropa), Dead End (Ocean Storm Films), Anuvahood (Revolver), Pimp (Triple S Films), Adulthood (Adulthood Limited), Yes (Adventure Pictures), South West 9 (Fruit Salad Films), Babymother (Film Four), Emotional Backgammon (Epicum Films).

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Moppet Yasemin Junqueira

This is Yasemin's RSC debut.

Theatre credits whilst training include: Play Without A Title, Our Town, Criminal, The Laramie Project, Richard III. 

Trained at: Oxford School of Drama (Spotlight Prize Finalist) 



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Charles Surface John Leader

This is John's RSC debut.

Theatre includes: Wuthering Heights (Wise Children/ National Theatre); A Monster Calls (The Old Vic); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Bridge Theatre); Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Henry V, Doctor Faustus, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons: A Reimagining (Shakespeare’s Globe); Peter Pan, War Horse (National Theatre); Chigger Foot Boys (Tara Arts); Running Wild (Regent’s Park); Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree); Beasty Baby (Theatre Rites/ Polka); Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles) 

TV includes: The Sandman (Netflix); Doctors (BBC); Britannia (Sky); The Girlfriend Experience (Amazon)

Film includes: Femme (BBC/Netflix).

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Trip David Mara

RSC includes: King John, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, La Lupa, Pericles (co-production with Cardboard Citizens)

Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End), The James Plays (National Theatre of Scotland), Our Country’s Good (National Theatre), Arcadia (English Touring Theatre), The King’s Kilt (Òran Mór), Pocket Henry V (Propeller Theatre Company), Oliver! (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (National Theatre/West End), The Second Mrs Tanqueray, Treasure Island (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Othello (Donmar Warehouse), Peapickers (Eastern Angles), The Tempest (Crucible Theatre/Old Vic), As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra (English Shakespeare Company)

TV includes: Doctors, Casualty, Murder in Mind, Taggart 

Film includes: Memorabilis, Justice League, Phantom of the Open 

Radio includes: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse – The Flying Scotsman

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Snake Tadeo Martinez

This is Tadeo's RSC debut.

Theatre includes: Lucho Libre (Camden People’s Theatre); Help Me I’m Falling (The Yard Theatre); The Motherf*cker with the Hat (Kathy Bates Studio); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Spring Awakening the Musical (Greer Garson Theatre); Noises Off! (Theatre 3) 

Trained at: Southern Methodist University & Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 

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Morehouse Shazia Nicholls

This is Shazia's RSC debut.

Theatre includes: The Duchess of Malfi (The Sam Wanamaker Theatre), The Inquiry (Chichester), Paradise Now! (Bush Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth (National Theatre) 

TV includes: Disclaimer (AppleTV+), Darkness Rising, Call The Midwife (BBC), Dr Foster 


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Maria Yasemin Ӧzdemir

This is Yasemin's RSC debut.

Theatre includes: Arabian Nights (Bristol Old Vic), Salty Irina (Broccoli Arts at Edinburgh Fringe), You Bury Me (Paines Plough), Angel (Torch), Dance to the Bone (Sherman Theatre), Living Newspaper (Royal Court), We Need to Talk About Grief (Donmar Warehouse), Romeo & Juliet (Frantic Assembly/NYTW).

Screen credits include:  A Spy Among Friends (ITV), Vandullz (BBC), Yummy Mummy (DreamMore Films & BFI).

Radio and Voiceover credits include:  From Fact To Fiction:  Amazon Warrior, Exposure, With Great Pleasure: Michael Rosen and 2 series of English Rose (BBC Radio 4), as well as video games Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Fatshark/Molinare).



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Sir Harry Bumper David Partridge

This is David's RSC debut.

Theatre includes:  The Secret Theatre (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe), One Last Push, The Tempest, Bedroom Farce & The Recruiting Officer (Salisbury Playhouse), The Mirror Crack’d, Three Men in a Boat, See How They Run & Twelfth Night (Original Theatre Company – UK Tours), My Brother’s Keeper (Playground Theatre), All My Sons (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Travels With My Aunt (UK Tour), The Mummy (Coventry Belgrade),  Superior Donuts & You Can Still Make A Killing (Southwark Playhouse), Barefoot In The Park (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford), Charley’s Aunt (Theatre Royal, Bath), A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Taming Of the Shrew (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Round and Round the Garden (Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne), Stone Cold Murder (Vienna’s English Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (Northcott Theatre, Exeter), The Safari Party (Library Theatre, Manchester), Measure for Measure (Riverside Studios), The Taming Of The Shrew (Nottingham Playhouse), The Gentleman (Jermyn Street Theatre), Murder on Air (UK Tour). 

Television includes: Colosseum, The Girlfriend Experience, Vera, There She Goes, Always & Everyone, Mrs. Biggs, Hotel Babylon, Holby City, Where the Heart Is, Doctors, Casualty, The Bill, The Vice.

Film includes: Young High & Dead, The Lost.

Trained at: LAMDA 

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Sir Peter Teazle Geoffrey Streatfeild

RSC includes: Henry V, Henry IV Parts  I&II, Richard III, Henry VI Parts I, II & III 

Theatre includes: A Mirror (Almeida Theatre and West End), Watch on the Rhine (Donmar Warehouse), Blithe Spirit (Bath Theatre Royal and West End), The Way of the World (Donmar Warehouse), Cell Mates, Wild Honey (Hampstead Theatre), Ivanov, The Seagull, The Beaux Stratagem, Earthquakes in London, The Pains of Youth, The History Boys, Bacchai (National Theatre), My Night With Reg (Donmar Warehouse/West End), Macbeth, Copenhagen (Crucible Theatre), Eigengrau, The Contingency Plan (Bush Theatre), Journey’s End (West End), Mountain Language (Royal Court Theatre), Merchant of Venice, Nathan the Wise (Chichester)  

Television includes: Until I Kill You, Ruth, Consent, Anatomy of a Scandal, Life, Traitors, The Miniaturist, Prime Suspect 1973, The Hollow Crown, New Worlds, Endeavour, The Thick Of It, Spooks, Point of Rescue, Above Suspicion, Ashes to Ashes, Hunter, Elizabeth I, 20,000 Streets Under The Sky, Midsomer Murders, The Other Boleyn Girl, Love in a Cold Climate, Sword of Honour 

Film includes: Kursk, Making Noise Quietly, The Lady in The Van, A Royal Night Out, MI-5, Rush, Private Peaceful, City Slacker, Angel, Matchpoint, Kinky Boots 

Trained at: RADA 




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Crabtree Jason Thorpe

This is Jason's RSC debut.

Theatre includes: Oddessy: Shoot/Find/Treasure/Reload, Nation, From Morning to Midnight, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, His Dark Materials, Peter Pan (National Theatre), Hound of the Baskervilles (Peepolykus, Duchess Theatre London West End), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Library Theatre, Manchester),The Magic Carpet (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith), The World Cup Final 1966 (BAC London), Shoot Me In The Heart (Told by an Idiot/Gate Theatre London), Greed (Clod Ensemble/Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh), The Red Demon (Bunkamura Theatre Tokyo), Grimm Tales (Leicester Haymarket), Where There’s A Will (English Touring Theatre), Under Glass (The Clod Ensemble), Beasts and Beauties (Hampstead Theatre), Absurd Person Singular (Curve Theatre, Leicester), What The Butler Saw (Vaudeville Theatre, West End), Perfect Nonsense (Mark Goucher Ltd)

TV includes: Cheaters S2, Grace, The famous Five, Ghosts S4, Sister Boniface, Mysteries S2, The Girl Before, Miss Scarlett and the Duke, Flack Series 2, The Witcher Curfew, Sense8, Little Boy Blue, Call The Midwife 6, Agatha Raisin, Poldark, The Delivery Man, All At Sea, Holy Flying Circus, Doctors, Hotel Trubble, Hounded, Little Dorrit, Coming of Age, Primeval, Trial and Retribution XIII, The Queen’s Sister, Mitchell and Kenyon, Wire in the Blood, Sir Gadabout, Goodbye Mr Steadman, Casualty

Film includes: The Banishing, Hurt By Paradise, Holmes and Watson, Fast and Furious 6, The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz, Jack and the Beanstalk – The Real Story

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Lady Teazle Tara Tijani

This is Tara's RSC debut.

Theatre includes: School Girls: Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Lyric Hammersmith), Anna Karenina (Sheffield Crucible), The Long Song (Chichester Festival Theatre), Gone Too Far, Jackal Run, Medea, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Mary Jane, Little Shop of Horrors, The Three Sisters, False Flag (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Beauty or Beast? A Series of Interviews (Young Vic), Writers of the Unexplored (Royal Court), Bitches (National Youth Theatre) 

TV includes: Sister Boniface, Death in Paradise 

Short film includes: Pray (BBC) 

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Sir Benjamin Backbite Patrick Walshe McBride

This is Patrick's RSC debut.

Theatre includes: The Snail House (Hampstead Theatre), Blackmail (Mercury Theatre), Harold and Maude (Charing Cross Theatre), Trouble In Mind (Theatre Royal Bath), Present Laughter (Theatre Royal Bath), Great Expectations (West Yorkshire Playhouse), You Mean The World To Me (Theatre Delicatessen), Photograph 51 (Noel Coward Theatre), Almost Maine (Park Theatre), The Picture Of John Gray (Old Red Lion), The Winter's Tale (Sheffield Crucible), Peer Gynt (Barbican).  

TV includes: The Chelsea Detective (Acorn TV), Shakespeare & Hathaway (BBC), Dracula (BBC/Netflix), Giri/Haji (BBC), Pixies (Big Talk), Holby City (BBC), Lewis (ITV).  

Film includes: Lake Of Death (PryserFilm), Backdraft 2 (Universal 1440), Between Departures (BKE Productions), Blood Diamonds (Sepia Films), Tinfoil and Jackboots (Spectre)

Trained at: Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    2 Jul - 6 Sep 2024 Book Tickets
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    To be confirmed

Next performance:

2 July, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre