Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the full cast of Measure for Measure, directed by Blanche McIntyre and designed by James Cotterill. The winter season opens on November 19 in the Sam Wanamaker Candlelight Hall at Shakespeare’s Globe.
This Measure for Measure production presents Shakespeare’s darkest comedy in a new light, set in turbulent 1970s Britain. Blanche McIntyre leads Shakespeare’s exploration of the corruption of power with a sharp wit and a thrilling suspense.
Blanche recently performed Hymn at the Almeida, Botticelli in the Fire at the Hampstead Theater and Tartuffe at the National Theater. His previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes Bartholomew Fair (2019), The Winter’s Tale (2018), As You Like It (2015) and The Comedy of Errors (2014).
The full cast of Measure for Measure:
Ashley Zhangazha will play Angelo and Messenger. Previous theater credits include: Changing Destiny, Ah Wilderness (The Young Vic); Tina the Musical (Aldwych Theater); Death of a Salesman, Guys and Dolls, Hamlet (Royal Exchange) and Pericles, Danton’s Death (National Theater). Television includes: Darkness Rising, Humans (Channel 4); Manhunt S2 (ITV / Buffalo Pictures); Victoria II (mammoth screen); Doctors, Ordinary Lies (BBC)
Daniel Millar will play Provost, Elbow and Gentleman. Previous theater credits include: The Play That Goes Wrong (West End); King Lear, Edward II, Frankenstein, The White Guard and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theater) and The Winter’s Tale (RSC). Television and movies include: Britannia and Trying Again (Sky); Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, Doctors (BBC) and Downton Abbey (Carnival Pictures)
Eloise Secker will play Pompey, Mariana and Juliet. Previous theater credits include: Imperium (West End / RSC); Merchant of Venice, The Rover / Two Noble Kinsmen / 7 Actes Of Mercy (RSC); The events (Young Vic); Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse); The Metamorphoses of Ovid from Pants On Fire (Flea Theater, New York / UK tour) and Splosh (Salisbury Playhouse / Prime Theater).
Georgia Landers will play Isabella and Froth. Previous theater credits include: The Winter’s Tale, The Comedy of Errors (The RSC); An Unimportant Woman (UK tour); Anna (National Theater) and Antony & Cleopatra (National Theater). TV credits include: The Girl Before (BBC); Press (Lookout Point / BBC) and The Looming Tower (Legendary / Hulu, Michael Slovis)
Gyuri Sarossy will play Lucio and Abhorson. Previous theater credits include: Ravens: Spassky Vs. Fischer (Hampstead Theater); Wendy and Peter (Lyceum Edinburgh); Chinglish (Theater du Parc); The Seven Acts of Mercy, The Rover, Two Noble Kinsmen and Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company). Television and movies include: The Outlaws (Big Talk Productions); Foyle’s War, Father Brown, Victim (BBC); Einstein and Eddington (Company photos for BBC / HBO); Mercenaries (ABC) and Another Life (Boxer Films)
Hattie Ladbury will play Duke. Previous theatrical credits include: The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare’s Globe); Nine Nights (National Theater / Trafalgar Studios); Greenham Road (Lyric Hammersmith); The Norman Conquests, An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theater) and To Kill a Mockingbird, Macbeth, Lady Be Good (Regent’s Park Open Air Theater). TV and movie credits include: Sherlock; EastEnders; Call the Midwife (BBC) A Streetcat named Bob (Sony Pictures) and Mrs. Brown (Scotland Films)
Ishia Bennison will play Escalus, Overdone, Francisca and Barnadine. Previous theatrical credits include: Romeo and Juliet; Happy Windsor Wives; Mad world my masters; Cymbeline; Measure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company); Goats; our privacy; (Royal Court) and the all-female Julius Caesar (The Donmar). TV and movie credits include: Happy Valley, New Tricks, Last Tango in Halifax (BBC); At home with the Braithwaites, much ado about nothing (BBC); King David (Paramount Pictures) and Jesus of Nazareth (ITC Entertainment)
Josh Zaré will play Claudio, Friar Peter and Servant. Previous theater credits include: The Mikvah Project (Orange Tree Theater) and Every Day I Make Greatness Happen (Hampstead Theater). Television and cinema include Killing Eve (BBC); Stath Lets Flats (channel 4); Liar (Deux Frères Photos); Last night in Soho (Big Smoke Pictures) and Eurovision (Netflix).
Casting by Becky Paris, Casting Manager at Shakespeare’s Globe.