RSC's As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure to transfer to the Barbican
The shows will be performed by a company of 27 actors
The RSC's productions of As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure are to transfer to the Barbican later this year, it has been announced.
Lucy Phelps plays Rosalind in Kimberley Sykes' production of As You Like It which opens the season on 26 October. She is joined by David Ajao as Orlando.
Justin Audibert's gender swapped Taming of the Shrew will open on 5 November, starring Claire Price as Petruchia and Joseph Arkley as Katherine.
On 12 November, Gregory Doran's Measure for Measure will join the repertory, with Sandy Grierson playing Angelo, and Antony Byrne returning to play The Duke. They are joined by Phelps in the role of Isabella.
The three productions will be going on tour to Salford in 2019, before visiting Canterbury, Plymouth, Nottingham, Newcastle upon Tyne and Blackpool in 2020.
For As You Like It Stephen Brimson Lewis designs the set with Bretta Gerecke designing both costumes and lighting. Music is composed by Tim Sutton, with sound by Jonathan Ruddick and movement by Ayse Tashkiran. Fights by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown. Puppetry Director and Co-Designer by Mervyn Millar.
The set for The Taming of the Shrew is designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis with costume design by Hannah Clark and lighting by Matt Peel. Music is composed by Ruth Chan, sound by Claire Windsor, and movement by Lucy Cullingford. Fights are by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown.
Measure for Measure set and costumes are designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis, with lighting by Simon Spencer. Music is composed by Paul Englishby. Sound is by Steven Atkinson, movement by Lucy Cullingford and fights are by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown.