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John Heffernan and Anna Maxwell Martin star in Young Vic Macbeth

Further casting has also been announced for ”Measure for Measure, La Musica” and ”Creditors”

John Heffernan and Anna Maxwell Martin
John Heffernan and Anna Maxwell Martin
© Dan Wooller

John Heffernan will play the title role in the upcoming Young Vic production of Macbeth, opposite Anna Maxwell Martin as Lady Macbeth.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin, the production runs from 26 November 2015 to 16 January 2016 before transferring to Birmingham REP and HOME in Manchester.

Heffernan recently starred in the RSC's Oppenheimer, while other credits include Edward II (National Theatre) and the BBC series Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

Anna Maxwell Martin's recent stage credits include King Lear at the National, Di and Viv and Rose at Hampstead Theatre and Measure for Measure at the Almeida.

The cast of Macbeth will also include: Mark Ebulue, Thomasin Gulgeç, Ira Siobhan Mandela, Ana Beatriz Meireles, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Clemmie Sveaas.

Also announced today, Romola Garai will play Isabella alongside Paul Ready as Angelo and Zubin Varla as the Duke in Joe Hill-Gibbins' production of Measure for Measure (1 October to 14 November 2015).

The cast also includes Hammed Animashaun (Elbow/Provost), Tom Edden (Pompey), Ivanno Jeremiah (Claudio), John Mackay (Lucio), Sarah Malin (Escalus), Natalie Simpson (Juliet), Cath Whitefield (Mariana) and Matthew Wynn (Barnardine).

Emily Barclay and Sam Troughton will play an estranged couple in Marguerite Duras' play La Musica, which is revived by Jeff James in the Maria studio from 24 September to 17 October.

And Rikki Henry's production of Creditors by August Strindberg, in an adaptation by David Greig, will feature Jolyon Coy as Tekla, Tom Rhys Harries as Adolph and Gyuri Sarossy as Gustav.

Henry won the Genesis Future Directors Award for 2015. The play runs from 9 to 19 September in the Clare studio.