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Casting announced for The Tempest for younger audiences

The Tempest at Southwark Playhouse Casting announced for Southwark Playhouse’s annual Shakespeare production for younger audiences – The Tempest, adapted and directed by Amy Draper will give out 1,500 free tickets to schools across its three-week run.

Southwark Playhouse presents William Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST – Directed and adapted for the stage by Amy Draper. Designed by Ele Slade. Lighting Design by Sarah Readman. Sound and Music by Candida Caldicot. Percussion by Andrew Meredith.
Cast: Peter Caulfield. Benjamin Cawley. Gemma Lawrence. Sarah Malin. Andrew Meredith. Stanton Plummer-Cambridge.

Press performances: Friday 6 January at 8pm and Monday 9 January at 1pm
Run: Thursday 5 January – Saturday 28 January 2017

Peter Caulfield plays Ariel. His theatre credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith); John Lennon: In His Own Write (Baldynoggin); Obama-Ology (Finborough Theatre); One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket); Enron (Chichester Festival Theatre, Royal Court, Noel Coward Theatre); Erics (Liverpool Everyman); Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep); Man of Mode; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (National Theatre); The Wild Duck (Donmar Warehouse). Television credits include: Doctor Who; Cucumber; Banana. Film credits include: Strangeways, Here We Come.

Benjamin Cawley plays Ferdinand/ Stephano/ Sebastian. Theatre credits include: Get Carter (Northern Stage/Tour); FOG (Finborough Theatre/ Park Theatre/Tour); Shiverman (Theatre 503); The Hospital At The Time of The Revolution (Finborough Theatre); Chavs (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith); Dunsinane (Royal Shakespeare Company); On The High Road (RADA Studios) Dark Carnival (Old Vic Tunnels); Sticks & Stones (Old Red Lion); Crossing the Line (Hampstead Theatre); Love is Not Enough (CLF Art Cafe). Television credits include: Doctor Who; Shetland; Doctors; Crossing Lines; How TV Ruined Your Life. Film credits include: Christmas Eve; Tick.

Gemma Lawrence plays Miranda/Trincula/Antonio. Theatre credits include: As You Like It, Children of the Sun (National Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); Gaslight (Salisbury Playhouse), Lee Harvey Oswald (Finborough Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory/ Rose Theatre). Television credits include: Holby City; Luther; Misfits; 1066; The Bill; Casualty; Waking the Dead; Time of Your Life; Stir it Up; All About George; Ahead of the Class. Film credits include: Frail; A Bunch of Amateurs; Enlightenment. Radio credits include: Ambridge Extra, The Falcon and the Hawk and The Chess Girl.

Sarah Malin plays Prospero. Theatre credits includes: Measure For Measure (Young Vic); Buckets (Orange Tree); Cherry Orchard (Young Vic); Unrivalled Landscape (The Orange Tree); Cuckoo (Unicorn); An Enemy of The People (Just Jones); Blue Sky (Also Pentabus), Say it With Flowers (Hampstead); Here Lies Mary Spindler (RSC at Latitude);Marianne Dreams (Almeida); The Penelopiad, Macbett, Macbeth (RSC); Iphigenia at Aulis (National Theatre); Pericles (Lyric Hammersmith); The Cherry Orchard (English Touring Theatre); The Norman Conquests (Theatr Clwyd); Ring (Soho Theatre); Dangerous Corner, Dead Wood (Watermill, Newbury); The Book of David (Really Useful Group); Grimm Tales (Scarborough); Twelfth Night (Imaginary Forces); The Tinderbox, World on Fire, David Copperfield (New Vic, Stoke); No Way Out (ATC); Madness in Valencia, Hecuba (Gate); The Merchant of Venice (Sherman); The Spanish Tragedy (Old Red Lion); and Blavatsky’s Tower (Red Room). Television credits include: What Remains, EastEnders, The Children, Wire in the Blood, Silent Witness, Guardian, The Knock, Emmerdale, The Law, The Bill and Every Silver Lining. Film credits include: Doctor Strange, Heretiks.

Stanton Plummer-Cambridge plays Caliban/Alonso. He returns to Southwark Playhouse after performing in Macbeth. Other credits include The State We’re In (Theatre 503), and most recently a 7 month tour of cycling Shakespeare with The Handlebards, performing Richard III and Much Ado About Nothing.

Director Amy Draper returns to Southwark Playhouse where she has directed Macbeth, Usagi Yojimbo, These Trees Are Made of Blood and Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World. Other work includes Much Ado about Nothing (Iris Theatre – 5 Off-West End Award nominations, including Best Director); Life on the Refrigerator Door (Yard Theatre); The Door (Park Theatre) and Angel Cake (Camden People’s Theatre). She often makes new work and has shown work-in-progress at Mini VAULT Festival, BAC, Ovalhouse, Platform Theatre and Shoreditch Town Hall. In 2015 she was Assistant Director on The Famous Victories of Henry V (RSC) and in 2016 assisted on Comus (Shakespeare’s Globe). She works as a freelance practitioner for the RSC Education Department

Pared back to a thrilling 90-minutes, this production combines dynamic ensemble performances and live music by percussionist Andrew Meredith with the vibrancy of Shakespeare’s language, directed by Off-West End Award nominee Amy Draper and designed by Off-West End award winner Ele Slade.

Listings Information
Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Thursday 5 January – Saturday 28 January 2017

Monday to Thursday matinees at 1pm
Thursday to Saturday at 8pm
Saturday matinees at 3.30pm


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