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Charity Wakefield stars in Emilia at Shakespeare’s Globe

Charity Wakefield stars in Emilia at Shakespeare’s Globe

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Charity Wakefield stars in Emilia at Shakespeare’s Globe
 
Charity plays William Shakespeare in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's new play Emilia, directed by Nicole Charles.
The play is based on the life of poet, mother and feminist Emilia Bassano, who many believe to be the inspiration for Shakespeare's "Dark Lady". It runs until 1 September. 
 

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Naveed Khan makes his RSC debut in Tartuffe and Tamburlaine

Naveed Khan makes his RSC debut in Tartuffe and Tamburlaine

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One Year Course graduate Naveed makes his debut for the RSC in two productions this Autumn: 

Moliere’s classic play, Tartuffe, is updated in this brand new version by BAFTA and Emmy-Award winning writers, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (The Office, Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42).

https://www.rsc.org.uk/tartuffe/

Naveed joins fellow OSD graduate, Jude Owusu, in Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine which is receiving only its second ever production at the RSC.

https://www.rsc.org.uk/tamburlaine/

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Jude Owusu plays lead in RSC’s Tamburlaine from 16th August - 1st December in Stratford upon Avon

Jude Owusu plays lead in RSC’s Tamburlaine from 16th August - 1st December in Stratford upon Avon

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One Year Course graduate, Jude returns to the RSC to play Tamburlaine in Christopher Marlowe’s play.  The production is directed by Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the RSC, who recently directed Jude in his highly acclaimed production ofThe Cherry Orchard at Bristol Old Vic.  This is only the second production of Tamburlaine to be produced by the RSC, the last starred Antony Sher in the title role.

https://www.rsc.org.uk/tamburlaine/

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Kiran Sonia Sawar stars in Royal Court/BBC Four <em>Snatches: Moments From 100 Years of Women’s Lives</em> series

Kiran Sonia Sawar stars in Royal Court/BBC Four Snatches: Moments From 100 Years of Women’s Lives series

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Kiran stars in The Royal Court/BBC Four’s series untold stories about ordinary women who do the extraordinary.  The series of 15 minute monologues were commissioned to mark 100 years of Suffrage.

Kiran’s monologue, Pritilata, is written by Tanika Gupta (Lions and Tigers; The Waiting Room, National Theatre; A Doll’s House, BBC Audio Drama Award) and inspired by the story of Pritilata Waddedar, who campaigned for Bengali women to get the vote in 1930’s Colonial India.

Other contributors to the series include:               

Jodie Comer (My Mad Fat Diary), Corinne Skinner-Carter (EastEnders), Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey), Romola Garai (Atonement, The Hour), Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones), Liv Hill (Three Girls) and Antonia Thomas (Misfits).   The series is curated by Royal Court Artistic Director, Vicky Featherstone and the eight films are written by some of the UK’s most celebrated female writers including BAFTA award-winning playwright Abi Morgan (The Hour, Suffragette, The Split), Zinnie Harris (Spooks, How To Hold Your Breath) Tanika Gupta (Lions And Tigers), alongside exciting new female writing voices EV Crowe, Theresa Ikoko, Charlene James, Vicky Jones and Rachel De-Lahay.

Snatches: Moments From 100 Years Of Women’s Lives transmitted in the UK this summer as a central part of BBC’s Hear Her season and is available on BBC iPlayer:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b7rml0/snatches-moments-from-womens-lives-series-1-6-pritilata

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Alexandra Dowling opens as Juliet in <em>Romeo and Juliet</em> at York’s pop-up Shakespearean theatre

Alexandra Dowling opens as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at York’s pop-up Shakespearean theatre

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Lindsay Posner is directing Alexandra Dowling and Alexander Vlahos as Romeo and Juliet in Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean Theatre.  The theatre, a replica of the Rose Theatre, has been sited in the centre of the city for the summer for a season of four Shakespeare plays.

Alexandra will play Lady Anne in Lindsay Posner’s production of Richard III in the same season.

http://www.shakespearesrosetheatre.com

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Oliver Wellington is starring in <em>Bread and Roses</em> at Olham Coliseum until 7 July

Oliver Wellington is starring in Bread and Roses at Olham Coliseum until 7 July

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Oliver is playing Cal Jackson in Ian Kershaw’s new play with music set in Massachusetts in 1912.

The production has garnered great reviews:

"This is quite simply one of the best productions I have ever seen in a provincial repertory theatre." - The Oldham Times
"A moving story about greed, hope, loss, love, power and self-acceptance" - Within My Locket
"A thoroughly enjoyable, timely and uplifting reminder of the power of hope" - Unrestricted Views

For tickets: http://www.coliseum.org.uk/plays/bread-roses

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Cassie Bradley as Leigh-Anne in BBC <em>Casualty</em>

Cassie Bradley as Leigh-Anne in BBC Casualty

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From the preview clip, it looks like things will be hotting up for Leigh-Anne in Holby ED this week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06btw8c

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Annice Boparai in <em>Trojan Horse</em> for Lung and West Yorkshire Playhouse

Annice Boparai in Trojan Horse for Lung and West Yorkshire Playhouse

Annice will be playing Elaine in Matt Woodhead’s production of Trojan Horse at Summerhall in Edinburgh from 1st - 26th August. 

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Sophie Cookson receives rave reviews for <em>Killer Joe</em> in the West End

Sophie Cookson receives rave reviews for Killer Joe in the West End

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Killer Joe starring Orlando Bloom and Sophie Cookson had its press night earlier this month. While critics were divided by Tracy Letts’ black play, Sophie’s performance garnered his praise:

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