Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Blanche McIntyre’s The Winter’s Tale, opening in The Globe on Friday 22 June.

Will Keen will play Leontes. Will’s previous theatre work includes Ghosts (Almeida/Brooklyn Academy of Music), Quartermaine’s Arms (Wyndham’s Theatre) and Hysteria (Theatre Royal Bath). Television includes The Crown (Netflix), The Musketeers and Wolf Hall (BBC).

Annette Badland will play Old Shepherd. Annette’s previous theatre credits include Stranger At The Table (Pascal Theatre Company), Far Away (Bristol Old Vic), Kin and Hung Over (Royal Court). Television work includes EastEnders (BBC), Outlander (Starz) and Father Brown (BBC). Film includes A Quiet Passion, The Girl in a Bubble and Mother’s Milk.

Priyanga Burford is Hermione. Priyanga’s previous theatre work includes Consent (National Theatre), The Effect (Sheffield Crucible) and Behud (Soho Theatre). Television credits include Press, W1A, King Charles III (BBC), Fearless, Marcella (ITV) and Babylon (Channel 4). Films include Criminal and The Long Way Down.

Sirine Saba will play Paulina, returning to The Globe after appearing as Regan in Nancy Meckler’s King Lear. Sirine’s other theatre work includes Goats (Royal Court), Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere (Young Vic) and The Invisible (Bush Theatre). Television credits include The Black Forest (Urban Fox), Clean Break (ITV), Holby City and Silent Witness (BBC).

Oliver Ryan is Polixenes. Oliver’s previous theatre work includes Dr Faustus, Romeo and Juliet, Morte D’Arthur (RSC), Glengarry Glen Ross (West End) and Oresteia (Trafalgar Studios). Television work includes Casualty (BBC) and Stella (Sky). He also appeared in the film All the Money in the World, directed by Ridley Scott.

Adrian Bower will play Camillo. Adrian’s previous theatre work includes The Herd (Bush Theatre), Ordinary Dreams (Trafalgar Studios), Hedda (Gate Theatre), and Mr Heracles (West Yorkshire Playhouse). His screen credits include Loves Lies and Records and The Last Kingdom (BBC) and Mount Pleasant (Sky).

Norah Lopez-Holden is Perdita. Norah recently graduated from RADA and was awarded ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Manchester Theatre Awards in 2017 for her role in Polly Findlay’s Ghosts. Other theatre credits include Othello (Tobacco Factory/ETT), Our Town and The Almighty Sometimes (Manchester Royal Exchange).

Howard Ward is Antigonus. Howard’s previous theatre work includes Wild Honey (Hampstead Theatre), German Skerries (Orange Tree Theatre) and Monsieur Popular (Theatre Royal Bath). Television includes Little Boy Blue (ITV), The Trial and Drifters (Channel 4).

The full cast includes: Annette Badland, Zora Bishop, Adrian Bower, Priyanga Burford, Becci Gemmell, Will Keen, Norah Lopez-Holden, Luke MacGregor, Jordan Metcalfe, Oliver Ryan, Sirine Saba, Howard Ward and Rose Wardlaw.

The Winter's Tale
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Blanche McIntyre
Designed by James Perkins
Composed by Isobel Waller-Bridge

Press Night: Wednesday 27 June