The cast for Jane Austen’s ultimate romantic comedy, Pride and Prejudice includes Jane Asher (Lady Catherine De Bourgh), Ed Birch (Mr Collins), Leah Brotherhead (Mary/Miss De Bourgh), Imogen Byron (Kitty Bennet), Sophia Capasso (Georgina), Olivia Darnley (Charlotte Lucas), Caroline Harker (Mrs Gardiner), Rob Heaps (Mr Bingley), Yolanda Kettle (Jane Bennet), Jennifer Kirby (Elizabeth Bennet), Rebecca Lacey (Mrs Bennet), Frances McNamee (Caroline Bingley), David Oakes (Mr Darcy), Barnaby Sax (Mr Wickham), Eleanor Thorn (Lydia Bennet),Timothy Walker (Mr Bennet) and David Whitworth (Sir William).
Directed by Deborah Bruce, the play is dramatised by Bristol Old Vic’s former Artistic Director, Simon Reade and will run from 20 June – 20 July.
William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale re-imagined for ages six and over will feature Lewis Goody (Florizel), Guy Burgess (Leontes), Dean Nolan (Polixenes), Sirine Saba (Hermoine), Alexandra Maher (Paulina/Camillo) and Kezrena James (Perdita). From 29 June to 20 July, this production will use Shakespeare’s original text, as with previous productions of Pericles re-imagined, Macbeth re-imagined and The Tempest re-imagined and is especially created for younger audiences.
Laurence Olivier Award nominees Charlotte Wakefield (Maria Rainer) and Michael Xavier (Captain Von Trapp) will lead the cast of The Sound of Music alongside Kimberley Blake, Faye Brookes (Liesl) Helen Colby, Samuel Edwards, Tim Frances, Victoria Hinde, Helen Hobson (Mother Abbess), Christopher Hunt, Caroline Keiff (Elsa Schraeder), Michael Matus, Harry Morrison, Gemma Page, Laura Pick, Stuart Price, Anna Simmons, Chloe Taylor, Joshua Tonks (Rolf), and Helen Walsh.
Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, The Sound of Music will conclude the 2013 season, playing from 25 July to 7 September.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre previously announced Robert Sean Leonard in the role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, the first production of the 2013 season which begins previews this evening. The Tony award-winning American actor is best known for playing Dr. James Wilson in the Fox television series House and Neil Perry in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society. Having frequently performed on and off Broadway since 1986, To Kill a Mockingbird will mark Robert’s return to the London stage for the first time in 22 years.
Full casting includes Michele Austin (Calpurnia), Richie Campbell (Tom Robinson), Christopher Ettridge (Mr Walter Cunningham/Judge Taylor), Tom Godwin (Nathan Radley/Mr Gilmer), Simon Gregor (Bob Ewell), Stephen Kennedy (Heck Tate), Phil King (Link Deas), Hattie Ladbury (Ms Maude Atkinson), Julie Legrand (Stephanie Crawford/Mrs Dubose), Rona Morison (Mayella Ewell), Joe Speare (Reverend Sykes) and Daniel Tuite (Boo Radley). Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Lucy Hutchinson and Izzy Lee share the role of Scout, whilst Harry Bennett, Sebastian Clifford and Ewan Harris share the role of Dill, and Gus Barry, Callum Henderson and Adam Scotland share the role of Jem.