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Spirit Alison Arnopp

Alison trained at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. This is her RSC debut season.

Theatre includes: Eugenius (Kevin Wood Productions), The Little Prince (Chimera Productions), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse), Tales From Hollywood (Donmar Warehouse), Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre), Fingask Follies, Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Constance & Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams (Action to the Word)

Television includes: Obsession: Dark Desires (October Films/Discovery); The
(Timesnap/ DCTV)

Opera includes: Tannhaüser (Royal Opera House), Die Fledermaus (Opera Up
Close), The Magic Flute (London Youth Opera)

Jonathan Broadbent
Antonio Jonathan Broadbent

Previous RSC roles include: Love For Love, Queen Anne, Twelfth Night, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Theatre includes: My Night With Reg (Donmar Warehouse/West End); Grand Guignol (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); Hamlet (Rose, Bankside); Peter Pan (National Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Filter/Lyric Hammersmith/Manchester Royal Exchange/ West End); Ghost Stories (West End); Twelfth Night, Three Sisters (Filter/Lyric Hammersmith); Chekhov in Hell (Soho/Theatre Royal, Plymouth); The Story of Vasco, Strange Orchestra (Orange Tree); The Dumb Waiter, The Turn of the Screw, Master Harold and the Boys (Bristol Old Vic); The Secret Garden (Tobacco Factory); The Mill on the Floss (Nottingham Playhouse); The Three Birds (Gate). Jonathan is an Associate Artist of Filter Theatre

Television includes: Silent Witness, EastEnders, Thomas the Tank Engine, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Cold War, Alice in Wonderland, Five Years

Film includes: The Magic Flute, As You Like It The Corpse Bride

Radio: The Late Mr Shakespeare, The Long Silence, Konfidenz

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Spirit Laura Cairns

Laura trained at RWCMD. This is her RSC debut season.

Theatre includesA Christmas Carol (Citizens Theatre), Eye of a Needle (Southwark Playhouse), 10 Women (Jackdaw), Hag (The Wrong Crowd), Constellations (Royal Court/ATG), The Girl with the Iron Claws (The Wrong Crowd), Hot Air (Ten Pence Short), Mirror, Mirror (Clwyd Theatr Cymru), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Torch Theatre Company), The Night Before Christmas (Charged Theatre Company), Crave (Venue 13)

Television includes: One Summer (BBC Wales)

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Iris Elly Condron

Elly trained at Drama Centre London. This is her RSC debut season.
Theatre includes: Jane Eyre (National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic), Some Girls (Park Theatre), Spokesong (Finborough Theatre), Titus Andronicus (Greenwich Theatre), Macbeth (R-ft Theatre, site-specific)
Film includes: Wasp (Philippe Audi-Dor, won best actress at Filmout San Diego), IT (Cavan Clerkin)
TV includes: Eastenders (BBC), The Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (BBC)

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Caliban Joe Dixon

Previous RSC roles include: The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Roman Actor, The Island Princess, The Malcontent, Titus Andronicus, Love's Labours Lost, Boris Godunov, The Orphan of Zhao

Theatre includes: Our Country's Good (Gate Theatre, Dublin), Women Beware Women (Royal Court Theatre), One Big Blow (Birmingham Rep), A Winter's Tale (Royal National Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (Young Vic, National and International Tour), Morte D’Arthur (Lyric Hammersmith), Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Nottingham Playhouse/Scottish Opera/Festival Theatre Edinburgh), The Bacchae (QEH Southbank), The Duchess of Malfi (Greenwich/Wyndham’s West End), As You Like It (World Tour), Cruel and Tender (The Young Vic, European Tour), The Real Inspector Hound/The Critic (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Father (Belgrade Theatre), Threeway (Invisible Dot/Edinburgh Festival)

Television includes: The Manageress (WitzEnd Productions/Channel 4), Rumble (BBC), The Last Muskateer (Coastal Productions/ITV), Little Napoleons (Picture Palace/Channel 4), Rich Deceiver (BBC), Tiger Bay (BBC), Holding On, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Ecosse), The Stretford Wives (BBC), When I’m Sixty Four (BBC), Dr. Who (BBC), Silent Witness (BBC), Criminal Justice (BBC), 32 Brinkburn Street (BBC), Sirens (Daybreak Pictures), Vera (ITV), Lewis (ITV), Boy Meets Girl (Tiger Aspect Productions), Atlantis (Little Monster Films/BBC Wales), A.D. The Bible Continues (NBC), The Coroner (BBC)

Film includes: Rise of the Footsoldier (Carnaby International/Hanover Films), The Changeling (UIP/High Times Pictures), The Mummy Returns (Universal), 14 Days with Victor (Arcadia Motion Pictures), The Cold Light of Day (Intrepid Pictures/Summit Entertainment)

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Ferdinand Daniel Easton

Previous RSC roles include: Hamlet, As You Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well, Love for Love, Queen Anne

Theatre includes: Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Southwark Playhouse); I Do (Dante or Die); I Started a Fire (Arcola); The Illusion (Southwark Playhouse); A Marvellous Year for Plums (Chichester Festival Theatre); Richard II (Donmar Warehouse); 66 Books – Lazarus (Bush)

Television includes: Atlantis, Father Brown, Doctors

Film includes: The Ones Below, Ringo (short), My London (short)

Radio: The Minister of Chance

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Spirit Caleb Frederick

Caleb trained at LAMDA. This is his RSC debut season.

Theatre includes: King Lear (Royal & Derngate, ATG), The Lorax (The Old Vic), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Unicorn Theatre)

Theatre whilst training: Enlightenment, On The Razzle, As You Like It, Boys, Twelfth Night, Uncle Vanya, A Trip To Scarborough, The Duchess of Malfi, The Overgrown Path

Other credits: London 2012 Team Welcome Ceremonies (NYT)

Stephano James Hayes

RSC includes: Written on the Heart, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, A New Way to Please You, Thomas More, Sejanus, Richard III, Measure for Measure, The Winter’s Tale, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Cherry Orchard, Woyzeck, Faust Part 1 and 2, The Taming of the Shrew, The Hostage, The Venetian Twins, Elgar’s Rondo.

Theatre includes: The Captain of Köpenick, Liolà, Women Beware Women, Saint Joan, The Relapse, Mappa Mundi, Othello, A View from the Bridge, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Oresteia, The Fawn, Coriolanus, Electra, As I Lay Dying, The Spanish Tragedy, Amadeus, Strider, The Romans in Britain, Galileo, Grand Manoeuvres, The Misanthrope, The Front Page, Macbeth, The Good-Natured Man and Andorra (all National Theatre); The Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre, Dublin and tour of Ireland, US and Canada), An Ideal Husband and Hinterland (co-produced with Out of joint and National Theatre, London); Kiss Me Kate (Opera North);  All That Fall (Arts Theatre/ Jermyn Street/59e59 Street Theatre, New York); ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (West Yorkshire Playhouse);The Price (Lyceum, Edinburgh); Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Hampstead); Loot (Tricycle);  Philadelphia, Here I Come! and The Man Who Had All the Luck (Donmar Warehouse); Of Mice and Men, The Crucible and Belonging (Birmingham Rep); The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic); Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet and The Antipodes (Shakespeare’s Globe); Tear from a Glass Eye (Gate); Lenny (Queen’s); and The Winter’s Tale and Macbeth (English Shakespeare Company). 

Television includes: Hunted, The Café, Moving Wallpaper, Charles I, Promoted to Glory, Playing the Field, The Jury, Waking the Dead, A Question of Guilt, The Winter’s Tale, Jacob, The Oresteia, Leprechauns, Parnell, A Touch of Frost, The Bill, The Piglet Files, The March, Wild Justice, Bergerac, Howard’s Way, Emmerdale, The Professionals, Colditz, A Bunch of Fives, On the Shelf, Hold the Dream, You’re on Your Own, Red Roses for Me and Tiptoe Through the Tulips.

Film includes: Give or Take and The Eagle 

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Spirit Sarah Kameela Impey

Sarah trained at Arts Educational School of Acting. This is her RSC debut. 

Theatre includesArabian Nights,Hansel and Gretel (Fairgame Theatre), The Curiosity Shop (Theatre Alibi), The Gruffalo's Child (Tall stories), Cinderella: A Fairytale (Tobacco Factory), Travelling Light, Women of Hope (Arora Arts)

Film includes: Halcyon Heights

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Francisco Matthew McPherson

This is Matthew's RSC debut season.

Theatre includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice (Propeller Theatre Company UK/international tour); Chariots of Fire (West End); The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Tempest, Macbeth (Butterfly Theatre); The Proposal (St James’ Theatre); The Hunting of the Snark (Latitude Festival); News Revue (Canal Café Theatre); A View from the Bridge (Catford Broadway); Justin Fashanu: In Extra Time (Richmix Venues), The Clockmaster (Rosemary Branch Theatre)

Television includes: Big School, Resting

Film includes: Guardians (short), The Situation Is (short), In The Neighbour’s Garden (short), Sleeping Dogs (short)

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Gonzalo Joseph Mydell

Previous RSC roles include: Breakfast with Mugabe, Pericles, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night/Prisoner's Dilemma, The Mysteries, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Flight, Worlds Apart, Macbeth

Theatre includes: Richard III (Almeida); Evening at the Talkhouse, The Comedy of Errors, Edmund, Alice’s Adventures Underground, Angels in America, Perestroika(National Theatre. 1994 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in Perestroika); The Crucible (West Yorkshire Playhouse); A Season in the Congo (Young Vic); A Thousand Miles of History (Bussey Building); Hamlet, As You Like It, The Seagull, The Government Inspector (Sheffield Crucible); The Jew of Malta (The Hall at Cornwall); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Lyric Hammersmith); Anna in the Tropics, After the Gods(Hampstead); Medea (USA/Paris); As You Like It, Tobaccoland, In the Talking Dark(Royal Exchange); Four, The Treatment (Royal Court); Lyrics of the Hearthside, a one-man show based on the writings of the 19th century African-American poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar (national/US tour/Germany tour/Denmark tour); The Boy Next Door(Assembly Rooms); The Life of Galileo, Master Harold and the Boys (Contact); The Great White Hope (Tricycle); The Price of Experience (Traverse); Jelly Roll Soul(Edinburgh Festival). 

Television includes: Midsomer Murders, The Seven Dwarves and Me, Homeland, The Missing, Death in Paradise, Holby City, Murder in Paradise, Doctors, Dinotopia, The Bill, Chancer, TECX, The March on Europe, Miss Marple,  The Care of Time, Bergerac, Boon, Defrosting  the Fridge. 

Film includes: Woman in Gold, Tonight You’re Mine, You Instead, Mammoth, Manderlay.


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Ariel Mark Quartley

Previous RSC roles include: Measure for Measure, Written on the Heart

Theatre includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Globe Theatre), Private Peaceful (Greenwich Theatre), Written on the Heart (Duchess Theatre), The Tempest (Theatre Royal Bath), Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios), Ghosts (The Rose Theatre), Another Country (Trafalgar Studios), Strife (Chichester Festival Theatre)

Television includes: Vera (ITV), Siblings (Bwark for BBC3), Cuffs (Tiger Aspect for BBC 1), Lucky Man (Carnival for Sky), In the Club (BBC), Hoff the Record (Me and You Productions/Dave), Red Dwarf (Baby Cow/Gran Naylor)

Film includes: Thought of the Day (Hare Meets Tortoise Productions)

Radio includes: These Buttons We Wear (The Unique Broadcasting Company)

jenny rainsford
Miranda Jenny Rainsford

Previous RSC roles include: Queen Anne, Love for Love

Theatre includes: The Rivals (Arcola); Microcosm (Soho); The Little Black Book (Park Theatre); No Quarter (Royal Court); The Seagull (Headlong); Straight (Sheffield/Bush); The Importance of Being Earnest (Rose, Kingston)

Theatre whilst training: Our Town, Oh! What a Lovely War, Splendour, The Crucible, Othello, Electra, Henry V, Mr Norris Changes Trains, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Red Coat

Television includes: Fleabag, Law and Order, The Smoke, Da Vinci’s Demons

Film includes: About Time, Prometheus, Death of a Farmer

Radio: John Gabriel Borkman

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Boatswain Darren Raymond

This is Darren's RSC debut season. 

Theatre includes: Prison Wings, (Intermission Theatre); The Playground (Intermission Theatre); Six Rounds (Lost Theatre); Othello (UK Tour, London Shakespeare Workout) 

Television includes:  Run, Lawful Killing 

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Prospero Simon Russell Beale

Previous RSC roles include: The Tempest, King Lear, Ghosts, Richard III, The Seagull, Edward II, Troilus and Cressida, The Man of Mode, Restoration

Theatre includes: King Lear, Timon of Athens, Collaborators, London Assurance, A Slight Ache, Major Barbara, Much Ado About Nothing, The Alchemist, The Life of Galileo, Jumpers, Humble Boy, Hamlet, Battle Royal, Candide, Summerfolk, Money, Othello, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Volpone (National Theatre); Mr Foote’s Other Leg (Hampstead Theatre/Haymarket); Temple, The Philanthropist, Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse); The Hothouse (Trafalgar Studios); Privates on Parade, Death Trap (Noel Coward Theatre); Bluebird (Atlantic Theatre New York) The Cherry Orchard, The Winter’s Tale (BAM, World Tour, Old Vic); Monty Python’s Spamalot (Palace Theatre); Monty Python’s Spamalot (Schubert Theatre New York); Julius Caesar (Barbican/international tour); Macbeth (Almeida Theatre); Jumpers (Brooks Atkinson Theatre New York); Jumpers (Piccadilly Theatre); Humble Boy (Gielgud Theatre)

Ballet includes: Alice in Wonderland

Television includes: Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, Penny Dreadful, Under The Covers, Monteverdi, Legacy, Parkinson, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, God’s Composer, Symphony, Spooks, Sacred Christmas Music, Sacred Music, American Experience, Dunkirk, The Young Visiters, Great Historians: Gibbon, A Dance to the Music of Time, Persuasion

Film includes: The Death of Stalin, My Cousin Rachel, Savannah, Into The Woods, The Deep Blue Sea, My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet

Radio includes: War & Peace, The Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Sisterhood, Waiting For Godot, Art, Radio 4 book of the Week: The Other Paris, Dead Girls Tell No Tales, Radio 4 Book of the Week: The Story of Alice, Victory, A Spy Among Friends, The Screwtape Letters, The Organist’s Daughter, Prom: National Youth Orchestra, Twenty Minutes – Wagner, Suspicion in Ten Voices, Copenhagen, Collaborators, Olympiad/Shakespeare, In Tune, The Secret Pilgrim, Smiley’s People, Chekhov’s Gun, The Honourable Schoolboy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Looking Glass War, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, A Murder of Quality, Call For The Dead, Words of Music: Joy, A Shropshire Lad

Book narrations include: The Romanovs, De Profundis, A Dance to the music of Time, Hamlet, The Tempest, Measure for Measure

Television narrations include: The National Trust

Concerts include: BBC Proms, Dancers on a Tightrope, Artaxerxes, Façade, Music & Poetry: Auden & Britten; The Firebrand of Florence

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Master of the Ship Joe Shire

This is Joe's RSC debut season.

Theatre includes: Carlos in Wonderman (National Theatre Wales/Gagglebabble); Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dream East); Omar in Hotel (National Theatre); The Man in Morpeth Carol (Bristol Old Vic).

Television: Trollied.


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Adrian Oliver Towse

Oliver trained at Arts Ed London School of Acting. This is his RSC debut season.

Theatre includesMacbeth, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Butterfly Theatre)

Commercial includes: Harvey Nichols, Waitrose and Mulberry

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Trinculo Simon Trinder

Previous RSC roles include: Arabian Nights, The Giant, Merry Wives the Musical, Visible, Pedro the Great Pretender, House of Desires, The Dog in the Manger, The Tamer Tamed, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, Birdsong

Trained: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Theatre includes: Oresteia (HOME Manchester); Macbeth (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Amazonia (Young Vic); The Tempest (Manchester Royal Exchange); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hamburg State Opera); Tintin (Barbican); The Giant (Hampstead); The Arab Israeli Cookbook (Tricycle); The Importance of Being Earnest (Bristol Old Vic); Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep); The Golden Ass, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe); A Christmas Carol (Chichester Festival); Redundant (Royal Court); Buried Alive (Hampstead); The Maids (Edinburgh Fringe).

Television includes: Ordinary Lies (season two), Wolfblood, Midwinter of the Spirit, The Hollow Crown: Richard II, Without You, The Children, Dalziel & Pascoe, In Search of Shakespeare, Holby City, Electric Chair.

Film includes: In the Dark Half, The Duel

Radio includes: Over 50 radio productions as winner of the BBC Carlton Hobbs radio bursary award. Simon is founder and Principal of ICAT which has drama schools in Manchester and London.


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Alonso James Tucker

Previous RSC roles include: The Life of Galileo, Boris Gudunov, Shakespeare in a Suitcase: The Tempest, The Orphan of Zhao, American Trade, As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, The Grain Store, The Histories at the Roundhouse, Henry IV (Part 2), Henry V, Richard II, Richard III, Henry VI (Part 1), Henry VI (Part 2), Henry VI (Part 3), Eastward Ho, Edward III, The Island Princess, The Malcontent, Richard the Third, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bartholomew Fair, Measure for Measure, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Theatre includes: One Arm (Southwark Playhouse), The Comedy of Errors (Propeller), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Propeller), Titanic (The MAC Theatre, Belfast), David Copperfield (Factotum), When Did You Last See Your Trousers (Haymarket, Leicester), Ghost Train (Lyric Hammersmith), Life Under Water (Man in the Moon), Month in the Country (Albery Theatre), Shadowlands (National Tour), Twelfth Night (Nottingham Playhouse), Hamlet (Citizens Glasgow), The Tempest (Nottingham Playhouse/ World Tour), Henry V (Watermill, Newbury), Seeds Under Stones (The Other Place), Twelfth Night (Watermill), Cherry Orchard (English Touring Company), Hinge of the World (Yvonne Arnaud), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sheffield Crucible), Hamlet (UK Tour), A Winter’s Tale (UK/World Tour), Ivanov (Donmar at the Wyndhams)

Television includes: Silent Witness (BBC TV), Agatha Christie (Wall-To-Wall)

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Sebastian Tom Turner

Previous RSC roles include: Love For Love, Queen Anne

Theatre includes: Dangerous Lady (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Bedroom Farce (New Wolsey); The Little Hut (UK tour). Tom is also a member of the Grandees Comedy Troupe, whose shows include: The Box of Cricks, The Grandee Way, The Grandees – A Sketch Show, The Wrong Side of the Door, Baboom!

Television includes: Rebellion, Man Down, All At Sea, Pat and Cabbage, Our Story, The Day They Came to Suck out Our Brains, Hollyoaks, Hollyoaks Later, Tati’s Hotel, New Tricks, Identity, Waterloo Road, Hotel Babylon, Casualty, Catwalk Dogs, Torn, Henry VIII, Doctors, Attachments, EastEnders, Footballer’s Wives

Film includes: Welcome to the Punch, Morris: A Life With Bells On, The Man You’re Not, Beauty and the Beast (Bill Condon, Walt Disney Pictures), Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg, Warner Bros), Breathe (Andy Serkis, The Imaginarium Studios)

  • Barbican Theatre


    Until 18 Aug 2017

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 23 mins + 20 mins interval