Full Casting Announcement Made for Lazarus Theatre Company's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA and CORIOLANUS
Following last year's sell out production of The Tragedy of Mariam, Lazarus returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre and to the Camden Fringe for the fifth time. Shakespeare's exhilarating love story, Troilus and Cressida and Coriolanus a gripping examination of power and corruption, come together for Our World at War.
Two young lovers, Troilus and Cressida, are thrust into the tempest of war, their love tested, punished and ultimately torn apart. When war and lechery confound all, what chance is there for love?
Rome's prodigal son must lead a war against a villainous enemy. Triumphant and applauded as hero on his return, Coriolanus is thrust into a media frenzy. His disgust for the political elite and his distrust of the people leads to his dismissal, dishonour and exile. His revenge shall be the end for all.
Award winning Lazarus Theatre Company is committed to producing the best in classical theatre for a modern audience; our work involves text, movement and music through the use of ensemble to create re-imagined, fresh and bold adaptations of some of our greatest works.
Returning to the company after his triumphant role as King Richard in our production of Richard III, Prince Plockey takes on the titanic role of Coriolanus.
Also returning to the company, Colette O'Rourke plays the roles of Cressida / Valeria, Paul C Rogers plays the roles of Helenus / Brutus, Kerry Wilson-Parry plays Priam / Volumnia and Jamie Spindlove returns as Paris and finally Dyfed Cynan returns to the company after his electric performance as Buckingham in Richard III to play Aeneas / Aufidius.
Making his Lazarus debut, CJ de Mooi of Eggheads fame plays the roles of Thersites / Menenius. Also joining the company, Matt Butcher plays the roles of Pandarus / Cominius, Nicholas Farr plays the role of Troilus, Simon Haycock and Toby Liszt play the roles of Achilles / Lieutenant and Calchas / Sicinus respectively.
Other Lazarus debuts come from Charlotte Mafham who takes the roles of Cassandra / Virgilia, Micha Colombo who will be playing Andromache / Nicanor and Rébecca Severn who plays the roles of Helen of Troy / Lartius.
Speaking about today's announcement Director Ricky Dukes said "It is wonderful to have so many actors returning to the company as well as a vibrant bunch making their Lazarus debut. These plays are so rich, exciting, vibrant and most importantly about us now, I can wait to get into rehearsal with this fine company."
Opening in the final week of the 2014 Camden Fringe Festival, Our World at War season then continues until the 6th September with Troilus and Cressida playing at 7.30pm and Coriolanus at 9.00pm, Monday to Saturday.
For more information, visit www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk.