The Duchess of Malfi 2024 - Casting

The Duchess of Malfi casting revealed for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced casting for its forthcoming revival of The Duchess of Malfi at its candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, directed by Rachel Bagshaw.

The cast of The Duchess of Malfi will feature Jamie Ballard, David Burnett, Tamzin Griffin, Olivier Huband, Arthur Hughes, Oliver Johnstone, Hari MacKinnon, Francesca Mills, Shazia Nicholls and Glyn Pritchard.

Joining Rachel Bagshaw in the creative team will be: Becky Paris (Casting); Zoe Halliday (Access Consultant); Roberta Zuric (Assistant Director); Ana Beatriz Meireles (Associate Movement and Intimacy Director); Sally Ferguson (Candle Consultant); Sarah Readman (Caption Designer); Anna Clock (Composer); Sabia Smith (Costumer Supervisor); Zoë Svendsen (Dramaturg); Rachel Bown-Williams (Fight Director); Ruth Cooper-Brown (Fight Director); Glynn Macdonald (Globe Associate – Voice); Ingrid Mackinnon (Movement and Intimacy Director); Ti Green (Set and Costume Designer); Giles Taylor (Text Consultant); Kay Welch (Voice Coach); and Carol Cumberbatch (Wellbeing, Cultural and Diversity Consultant).

Director Rachel Bagshaw said in a statement: “I am absolutely thrilled to be directing this extraordinary play with a company of outstanding actors. This domestic tragedy is a story which still speaks to us now in horrifying ways and was built for intimacy of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.”

The Duchess of Malfi is playing at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, part of Shakespeare’s Globe, from 17 February to 14 April 2024.

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More about the cast of The Duchess of Malfi

Jamie Ballard (Cardinal):
Jamie Ballard’s extensive theatre credits include performances in productions such as “An Interrogation” (Ellie Keel Productions), “Romeo & Juliet” (Almeida), “The Tempest,” “Henry VI Part 1,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Measure For Measure,” and more with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). He has also been part of notable productions like “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” (West End), “Ghosts” (HOME), and “The English Samurai” (Thelma Holt Productions). Ballard has ventured into film with roles in “Suffragette,” “X+Y,” “A Poet In New York,” and “Black Death.” His television appearances include shows like “Vera,” “Three Girls,” “Penny Dreadful,” and “The Hollow Crown II.”

David Burnett (Malateste):
David Burnett’s recent stage work includes playing Leo in the UK tour of David Farr’s “A Dead Body in Taos.” His diverse career spans both stage and screen, with notable theatre credits like “Macbeth” (Chichester Festival Theatre) and “Antony and Cleopatra” (RSC). On television, he has portrayed Joseph in “Victoria” (ITV) and has appeared in shows such as “Father Brown” and “Endeavour.” Burnett’s film roles include “The Mummy” (Universal Pictures) and “Été” (Oke Productions).

Tamzin Griffin (Julia):
Tamzin Griffin’s theatre journey includes performances in productions like “Macbeth” (Shakespeare’s Globe), “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead” (Complicité), and “24 Hours of Peace” (Royal Exchange Manchester). Her extensive stage career also covers a range of roles at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and various other theaters. Griffin has a significant presence on screen, with credits in TV shows such as “Trigger Point,” “Vera,” “The Continental,” and films like “Chernobyl: Surviving Disaster.”

Olivier Huband (Antonio):
Olivier Huband’s work at Shakespeare’s Globe includes performances in “The Tempest” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” His theatre credits extend to productions like “Henry V” (Donmar Warehouse) and “Barefoot in the Park” (Pitlochry Festival Theatre). On television, Huband has appeared in series like “Moonflower Murders,” “A Discovery of Witches,” and “I Hate Suzie.” He also has film credits, including “Mission Impossible: Fallout.”

Arthur Hughes (Bosola):
Arthur Hughes has a notable theatre career, featuring roles in productions like “Richard III” and “Wars of the Roses” (RSC), “La Cage Aux Folles” (Park Theatre), and “The Solid Life of Sugar Water” (Graeae Theatre Company/National Theatre). His TV credits include roles in “Shardlake” (Disney+), “Then Barbara Met Alan” (BBC), and “The Innocents” (Netflix).

Oliver Johnstone (Ferdinand):
Oliver Johnstone’s theatre work encompasses productions such as “Henry V” (Headlong/Globe), “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (ETT), and “Imperium” (RSC/Gielgud Theatre). His television appearances include roles in “Endeavour,” “Loaded,” and “The Syndicate.” Johnstone has also ventured into film with roles in “The Courier” and “On Chesil Beach.”

Hari MacKinnon (Silvio / Doctor):
Hari MacKinnon, trained at LAMDA, has a diverse theatre background, including performances in “The Father and the Assassin” (National Theatre) and “The Comedy of Errors” (Globe). His television work includes “Staged” (BBC), and he has also contributed to radio productions.

Francesca Mills (Duchess):
Francesca Mills has recently portrayed Hermia in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Globe and played Poppy in Francesca Martinez’s play “All of Us” at the National Theatre. Mills has an extensive theatre career, including productions like “The Secretaries” (Young Vic), “Malory Towers” (Wise Children), and “A Pacifist’s Guide to War on Cancer” (National Theatre/Complicite). On screen, she is recognized for her roles in series like “The Witcher: Blood Origin” (Netflix), “Helen of Troy” (Disney+), and “Sneakerhead” (Dave).

Shazia Nicholls (Cariola):
Shazia Nicholls has notable theatre credits, including “The Inquiry” (Chichester Festival Theatre) and an Olivier-nominated performance in “Paradise Now!” (Bush Theatre). Her screen appearances include projects like “Disclaimer” (AppleTV+) and “Call the Midwife” (BBC).

Glyn Pritchard (Castruccio / Pescara):
Glyn Pritchard’s theatre career spans productions such as “Rhinoceros” (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), “King Lear” (Shakespeare’s Globe), and “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru). His extensive television work includes roles in series like “Bariau,” “Doctor Who,” “White House Farm,” and “Casualty.” Pritchard has also been part of various films, including “Hunky Dory” and “The Last Minute.”

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