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Full company announced for The Wars of the Roses season

Rose Theatre Kingston has today announced complete casting for its upcoming Shakespeare quadrilogy

The company of The Wars of the Roses
The company of The Wars of the Roses

The full company for Trevor Nunn's The Wars of The Roses season at Rose Theatre Kingston has been revealed.

Joining the previously announced Joely Richardson, Rufus Hound and Robert Sheehan are:

Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Kåre Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard, Duke of York/Buckingham), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby) and Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence).

Completing the company are Freddy Carter, Harry Egan and James de Lauch Hay.

The Wars of the Roses is billed as a 'gripping adaptation of four of Shakespeare's history plays', Henry VI Parts I, II & III and Richard III.

The cycle was first produced to great acclaim at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963 – this is its first revival since.

The productions will play in rep from 16 September until 31 October. For more information and to book tickets, click here.