The full cast of Jamie Lloyd’s new production of John Webster’s classic Jacobean tragedy The Duchess of Malfi has been announced.
Joining Eve Best (Nurse Betty) in the title role at the Old Vic from 17 March 2012, will be Game of Thrones star Harry Lloyd as Ferdinand, plus Tom Bateman as Antonio Bologna and Finbar Lynch as The Cardinal Of Aragon. They are joined by Madeline Appiah, Harry Attwell, Mark Bonnar, Adam Burton, Vyelle Croom, Lucy Eaton, Taylor James, Tunji Kasim, Nari Blair Mangat, Iris Roberts and Alan Westaway.
Eve Best last appeared in London in 2011 at the Globe Theatre in Much Ado About Nothing. She last performed at the Old Vic in 2006 opposite Kevin Spacey in A Moon for the Misbegotten.
Webster’s poetic masterpiece tells the dark and bloody story of the recently widowed Duchess as she struggles to retain strength and dignity in the face of death.