SOPHIE ELLERBY GOES FERAL IN NORFOLK
SOPHIE ELLERBY has been cast as the NARRATOR in the WILDWORKS production of WOLF'S CHILD. The play, part of the NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL, will be performed as an outdoor promenade performance through the woods at Felbrigg Hall in North Norfolk for 6 weeks, until 23rd May. Sounds exciting.
TAYO ELESIN TAKES ON DAVID MAMET
TAYO ELESIN will be playing the part of SUSAN in the READING REP production of RACE by DAVID MAMET, directed by STEPHEN MACAULAY. This brilliant and controversial play only had it's UK premier in 2013 and is powerfully current. It runs from 7th to 18th April.
IRENE KELLEHER IS FULLY BOOKED
The lovely IRENE KELLEHER is a very busy girl! Next month she stars in THE TURN OF THE SCREW at THE EVERYMAN PALACE THEATRE in Cork, followed almost immediately by a new tour for her fantastic one-woman show MRS SHAKESPEARE. Already a huge success in Stratford, the play will now be touring Ireland before the Brighton Festival in May, then Bristol in July and on to the Edinburgh Festival in August. More details to follow later. The STRATFORD HERALD said: "Irene is utterly mesmerising...It is simply one of the bravest stage performances I've ever witnessed...Mrs Shakespeare is demented, brilliant and totally necessary." Can't say better than that!
IT'S ALL GREEK TO ELINOR LAWLESS
ELINOR LAWLESS has been cast in BAKKHAI, a new version of Euripides' classic tragedy, by ANNE CARSON which will be a part of the forthcoming Greeks Season at THE ALMEIDA. The cast of four includes BEN WHISHAW and the play, to be directed by JAMES MACDONALD, runs from 23rd July to 19th Sept. It's a fantastic showcase for ELINOR and we can't wait to see it.
RHYS ISAAC-JONES TO TOUR ANTIGONE
GRADCO and WGYTC have cast RHYS ISAAC-JONES in their touring production of ANTIGONE, directed and adapted by VIV BUCKLEY. Five actors will play all the roles, with RHYS cast as the SENATOR. Performances begin 12th April.
EMILIA WILLIAMS IS ELIZABETH BENNET
The lovely EMILIA WILLIAMS has opened this week as ELIZABETH BENNET in the ROSEMARY BRANCH production of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, adapted and directed by BRYONY J THOMPSON. The play runs to 4th April. Can't think of a better Lizzie!
JOE EYRE TAKES ON SAMUEL BECKETT
JOE EYRE has been cast in the WHISPERING BEASTS production of THREE SHORT PLAYS by SAMUEL BECKETT at the OLD RED LION. The three plays, ACT WITHOUT WORDS l, ROUGH FOR THEATRE ll AND CATASTROPHE, will open on 9th April.
JEMMA CHURCHILL TO STAR AT NEW VIC
JEMMA CHURCHILL has been cast in five plays as part of the HOARD Festival of shows at the NEW VIC THEATRE. Rehearsals begin next month and the plays run to 25th July. Further news to follow later.
RICHARD MASON PLAYS LEAD IN FEATURE FILM
RICHARD MASON starts shooting his debut feature, DREAMCHASERS, on 4th May. The first of many, we're sure.
ROBERT MACPHERSON OPENS ON BROADWAY
ROBERT MACPHERSON can currently be seen on Broadway with the RSC's productions of WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES. Both plays have already sold out to the end of their runs.
NICK RICKETTS MIXES IT WITH THE FOXES
NICK RICKETTS has been cast in the KENNY WAX production of DEAR LUPIN, a two-hander starring JAMES FOX and JACK FOX. The play, directed by PHILIP FRANKS, goes out on a 6-week No.1 UK tour, with rehearsals starting next week. KENNY WAX hopes to bring the show to the West End.
RSC PICK EVA FEILER FOR STRATFORD
EVA FEILER is currently rehearsing with the RSC in London before a move to Stratford in May, followed by a run to 2nd September. EVA will be in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by POLLY FINDLAY, and OTHELLO, directed by IQBAL KHAN. It's a wonderful opportunity for Eva and we wish her well.
CERI-LYN WOWS THE ROYAL COURT
We all knew she was a wonderful singer but now it's official! CERI-LYN CISSONE got a standing ovation from the great and good of the theatrical world at the recent Gala Night at the ROYAL COURT. Her performance of "Words, Words, Words" from THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK raised the roof!
SIMON HAINES IS POSH
SIMON HAINES can currently be seen as DIMITRI in the NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE / SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE production of POSH by LAURA WADE. The play, directed by SUSANNAH TRESILIAN, runs to the end of March.
JULIAN DUTTON IN POMPIDOU
The new MATT LUCAS comedy, POMPIDOU, has launched on BBC2. The series features both writing credits and an acting appearance by RBM's JULIAN DUTTON.
CERI-LYN OFF TO PITLOCHRY
We're delighted to announce that CERI-LYN CISSONE has been cast in the new PITLOCHRY season, playing the lead in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and CECILY in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, amongst others,
TANYA LATULL IN HENRY V
The lovely TANYA LATULL has been cast perfectly as the delightful KATHERINE in HENRY V. The production, to be directed by ELLEN MCDOUGALL will be playing at the TRAVERSE in Edinburgh, followed by a London run in the WESTON THEATRE at the UNICORN, ending 31st May.
GRACEE O'BRIEN IN POLDARK
RBM young actor GRACEE O'BRIEN can currently be seen in POLDARK (BBC1), playing Ross Poldark's maid JINNY. The character is a regular throughout the series.
PHILIP COX STARTS WITH A BANG
New client PHILIP COX has marked his arrival at RBM by landing the role of BALTHAZAR in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at THE GLOBE. Directed by JONATHAN MUMBY, the production opens 13th April, with rehearsals starting 16th March. PHILIP will also be first cover for SHYLOCK.
SHAZIA NICHOLLS TO BE TV REGULAR
Congratulations to SHAZIA NICHOLLS who has just landed the role of JULIE, a regular character in DOCTOR FOSTER, a new series coming to BBC1. SHAZIA's five-week shoot starts 6th April and we're thrilled for her.
LOUIS DAVISON'S GONE FOR A BURTON
One of our rising young actors, LOUIS DAVISON, is currently shooting the latest TIM BURTON movie, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. The film is due for release next year.
CAMILLA SIMSON has just shot a commercial for the OPEN UNIVERSITY; EMILY STEEL has done the new FURNITURE VILLAGE commercial; CLEO SYLVESTRE, an NS&I commercial; MELANIE MCHUGH, the new IRISH LOTTO commercial and BILLIE NORTH has shot the new LENDING STREAM commercial.
RHYS ISAAC-JONES TO MAKE TV DEBUT
Our lovely RHYS ISAAC-JONES is set to make his first television appearance in the much-anticipated JEKYLL & HYDE, to be produced by FOZ ALLAN for ITV1. Can't wait to see it.
CASSANDRA BOND JOINS RBM
We're delighted to welcome CASSANDRA BOND to the agency. Trained at the Oxford School of Drama, CASSANDRA already has an impressive CV and can currently be seen in THE PIER at OXFORD PLAYHOUSE.
DOUBLE SUCCESS FOR SOPHIE ELLERBY
SOPHIE ELLERBY has been cast in a guest lead role in DOCTORS (BBC) and in the last ever episode of THIS IS ENGLAND (C4).
VICTORY IS OURS
We're thrilled to welcome FIONA VICTORY to RBM. This wonderful actress's CV speaks for itself, with many film and TV roles, alongside wonderful theatrical performances. FIONA most recently played MAURYA in RIDERS TO THE SEA at the COG ARTS SPACE, MRS RAINEY in MIXED MARRIAGE at the FINBOROUGH, BERNADA in THE HOUSE OF BERNADA ALBA at the BELGRADE COVENTRY and WIDOW QUINN in PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD at the LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE.
FLORENCE ROBERTS LANDS SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Fresh from her success in the NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE production of ARCADIA, we're thrilled to reveal that FLORENCE ROBERTS has landed the part of KATE in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE directed by DECLAN DONELAN. FLORENCE will also be understudying VIOLA.
OLIVER KENNEDY IN EXPLOSIVE PLAY FOR TNT
TNT THEATRE and THE AMERICAN DRAMA GROUP EUROPE have chosen OLIVER KENNEDY for the revival of their hugely successful production of THE WAVE, a play examining the roots of racism. The production will tour Europe and Eastern Europe before a three-week tour of Israel.