POLDARK'S GRACEE O'BRIEN JOINS RBM
We're delighted to announce the arrival of GRACEE O'BRIEN - and equally delighted to reveal that she will be seen in POLDARK next year, playing JINNY MARTIN, a regular character. As GRACEE is amazingly still only 17, she can be found on our YOUNG ACTORS page. She's definitely one to watch.
ORANGE TREE GO FOR SIMON HAINES AND CHARLOTTE KING
We're delighted to announce that both SIMON HAINES and CHARLOTTE KING have been cast in the ORANGE TREE tour of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The play (directed by IMOGEN BOND) will be performed by a cast of four with SIMON playing DEMETRIUS and OBERON and CHARLOTTE playing HELENA and TITANIA. Rehearsals start next month and the play opens 24th November. We wish them both well.
RBM WELCOMES CERI-LYN CISSONE
Guildhall graduate CERI-LYN CISSONE has joined the agency and we're absolutely thrilled. Not only is she a fabulous singer but also a wonderful actress and verse speaker (finalist in the Michael Bryant Award at the National Theatre). CERI-LYN has already played ANNE PAGE in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at the GLOBE (also in New York and LA) as well as JANET in the ATG's ROCKY HORROR SHOW and YUM-YUM at BUXTON ROYAL OPERA HOUSE. Her range of skills is staggering and we can't wait to see her fly even higher.
ROBERT MACPHERSON HEADS FOR BROADWAY
ROBERT MACPHERSON is heading to Broadway with the RSC's productions of WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES.
EMILY HATCHETT JOINS RBM
Musical theatre specialist EMILY HATCHETT has joined the agency. A graduate of the Musical Theatre BA course at the University of Essex, EMILY has refined her art with an intensive year at The American Musical Theatre Academy of London. And if anyone knows about musical theatre it's the Americans! We're looking forward to hearing more of her vocal range, which she describes as Belt to Bb.
RBM WELCOMES LOTTI MADDOX
Fresh from starring as ANNIE in a UK tour of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, we're thrilled to welcome LOTTI MADDOX to RBM. Since graduating from LAMDA in 2012, LOTTI has worked regularly and we're looking forward to expanding her CV.
GEORGE WATKINS JOINS RBM
We're very happy to welcome GEORGE to RBM. He recently shot THE BURNING, directed by DOMINIC LEES. GEORGE has decided to further his training with an MA course at the ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA and we'll be doing all we can to keep him busy during his holidays!
KITTY RICH IN LEWIS
KITTY RICH (11) makes her professional debut in LEWIS (ITV 1) on 24th October. The first of many engagements, we are sure!
FLORENCE ROBERTS LANDS IN ARCADIA
FLORENCE ROBERTS opens on 4th November as CHLOE COVERLY in the NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE production of ARCADIA, directed by GILES CROFT. The play runs until 15th Nov and we can't wait to see it.
KEYES REPRISES HIS REPRISE
DAVID KEYES has made such an impression on the writers, producers and directors at HOLBY CITY that his character, Pat McGinn, is being written in again - making this his third appearance. Any more and he'll be a regular!
HANNAH GENESIUS SINGS FOR LONDON ROAD
Multi-talented, Carleton Hobbs award-winner HANNAH GENESIUS, who was outstanding in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's production of LONDON ROAD, has just featured on the soundtrack of the film of the play, directed by RUFUS NORRIS, Artistic Director of the National Theatre.
SHAZIA NICHOLLS TO TOUR IN NEW PLAY
SHAZIA NICHOLLS has been cast in GIRLS LIKE THAT, an exciting new play by Evan Placey, exploring bullying and gender politics. It will tour London schools before a 3-week run at the UNICORN THEATRE. The production is being directed by ESTHER BAKER, Artistic Director of Synergy Theatre.
MARIE-HELENE LANDS SWISS ROLE
The gorgeous MARIE-HELENE hasn't just landed a role but the guest lead in TATORT, a long-running and highly-rated crime drama on Swiss TV. Marie-Helene plays a Nigerian teenager in search of her lost brother - and she'll do it brilliantly. She shoots for 15 days this month and we wish her well.
ELINOR LAWLESS AND JOE EYRE IN WEST END TRANSFER
Fabulous news that ELINOR LAWLESS and JOE EYRE will be joining the cast of KING CHARLES lll when it transfers from the THE ALMEIDA to WYNDHAMS THEATRE. Starring TIM PIGOTT-SMITH as Charles, and directed by RUPERT GOOLD, KING CHARLES lll is the Almeida's 4th West End transfer this year.
JOSEPH HARDY PICKED BY POSNER
Freshly-graduated from The Drama Studio, JOSEPH HARDY has just landed his first job - and what a cracker! He is currently in rehearsals for LINDSAY POSNER's production of Moliere's THE HYPOCHONDRIAC, adapted by RICHARD BEAN (who was responsible for the huge hit, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS). This new production, starring TONY ROBINSON, opens at THE THEATRE ROYAL, BATH, before a 6-week Number 1 tour. That's not a bad start to your career!
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.
CHRIS LEVENS EXTENDS GHOST STORIES
CHRIS LEVENS has signed to extend his successful run in the role of SIMON RIFKIND in the Arts Theatre production of GHOST STORIES
JOE PITCHER TO DIRECT MATILDA
Multi-talented JOE PITCHER is taking over the direction of the West End production of MATILDA. We wish him well.
PETRA MARKHAM BOOKS SEPARATE TABLES
The lovely PETRA MARKHAM has been cast as MISS MEACHAM in the upcoming SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE production of Terence Rattigan's classic double-bill, SEPARATE TABLES. Rehearsals start in September and the play opens the following month.
EMILIA WILLIAMS IN MOTHER GOOSE
The lovely EMILIA WILLIAMS has been cast as FREYA in MOTHER GOOSE at CHIPPING NORTON THEATRE, a wonderful venue that always attracts excellent casts. Emilia starts in November.
RICHARD MASON LANDS LEAD IN FEATURE FILM
The crazily-talented RICHARD MASON has landed the lead in DREAMCHASERS, a feature film to be shot in the UK and New York later this year. More news to follow.