Eileen Atkins with Michael Gambon
Eileen Atkins with Michael Gambon
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Full casting has been announced for Gregory Doran's upcoming RSC production of Dekker, Ford and Rowley's rarely-performed Jacobean tragedy The Witch of Edmonton.

As previously announced, Eileen Atkins returns to the RSC in the title role of Elizabeth Sawyer. Atkins last performed with the RSC in 1997 in Yasmina Reza's The Unexpected Man with Michael Gambon.

The Witch of Edmonton opens on 23 October 2014 and will play in rep in the Swan Theatre with The White Devil until 29 November 2014.

Atkins is joined by: Joseph Arkley (Warbeck); Joe Bannister (Somerton); Ian Bonar (Frank Thorney); Elspeth Brodie (Katherine); Faye Castelow (Susan); Liz Crowther (Anne Ratcliffe); Oliver Dench (Morris Dancer); Geoffrey Freshwater (Old Thorney); Shvorne Marks (Winnifride); Christopher Middleton (Old Banks); Michael Moreland (Old Ratcliffe); Ian Redford (Old Carter); David Rintoul (Sir Arthur Clarington); Jay Simpson (Dog); Timothy Speyer (Justice) and Dafydd Llyr Thomas (Cuddy Banks).



Full casting has also been announced for the Park Theatre's upcoming revival of David Hare's The Vertical Hour, which runs from 25 September to 26 October 2014 (previews from 23 September).

Joining Peter Davison and Thusitha Jayasundera will be Cameron Cuffe in the role of Dennis Dutton, Pepter Lunkuse as Terri and Finlay Robertson as Philip.

The play, which received its UK premiere at the Royal Court in 2008, will be directed by Nigel Douglas and runs until 26 October in Park200.