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Full casting announced for RSC's Hecuba

Marina Carr's new version of the epic tale will be directed by Erica Whyman

Edmund Kingsley, Derbhle Crotty and Ray Fearon

Full casting has been announced for the RSC's production of Marina Carr's new play based on the epic tale of Hecuba, which opens at the Swan Theatre in September.

Directed by RSC deputy artistic director Erica Whyman, the production stars Derbhle Crotty in the title role. Perhaps best known for her work in film including Notes on a Scandal (2006), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004) and Noble (2014), Crotty returns to the RSC having previously played Lady Macbeth and Lady Duncan in the 2007 repertory season of Macbeth and Ionesco's Macbett.

Also returning is RSC associate artist Ray Fearon as Agamemnon, who has worked extensively with the RSC, most recently as Mark Antony in Julius Caesar and as the title role in Othello (1999). His recent theatre credits include playing Macduff in Macbeth at the Manchester International Festival; Ray also appeared in the 2006 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Joining him is Edmund Kingsley who plays Polymestor. Edmund can currently be seen in the BBC 2 mini-series Life in Squares.

The full cast includes: Nadia Albina (Cassandra); David Ajao (Nepotolemus); Derbhle Crotty (Hecuba); Ray Fearon (Agamemnon); Edmund Kingsley (Polymestor); Amy McAllister (Polyxena); Chu Omambala (Odysseus) and Lara Stubbs (Hecuba's Woman).

Hecuba is designed by Soutra Gilmour with lighting by Charles Balfour. The music is composed by Isobel Waller-Bridge with sound by Andrew Franks. Movement is by Ayse Tashkiran.

Hecuba plays at the Swan Theatre from 17 September – 17 October 2015. Click here for more information and to book tickets.

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