Casting updates for Chichester’s 2014 Festival season


Latest casting has been announced for some of this season’s productions at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Joining Rupert Everett in the big hitter, Amadeus, will be Joshua McGuire who will play Mozart.

McGuire is currently starring in the highly praised Privacy at the Donmar Warehouse. He has also appeared in Posh, at the Royal Court and West End, the title role in Hamlet at Shakespeare’s Globe and BBC 2’s The Hour.

The production also features Jessie Buckley (Henry V) as Constanze Weber and stage and screen veteran John Standing Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg.

The cast also includes Simon Jones as Joseph II Emperor of Austria, Richard Clifford as Baron Gottfried van Swieten and Timothy Kightley as Count Johann Killian von Strack.

Amadeus will be the first production staged in the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, which reopens this summer following a £22 million redevelopment.

The major improvements to the Grade II listed building will include a transformed auditorium, increased seating capacity of 1,300, more spacious foyer areas with new cafés, bars and outdoor terraces, as well as improved and expanded behind-the-scenes facilities.

Paulette Randall (Fences) will direct Frankie & Johnny in the Clair De Lune.

CFT regular Jonathan Coy joins Mike Grady, Paul Ready and Marcia Warren in the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy.

Miss Julie / Black Comedy is at the Minerva Theatre, 4 July – 9 August.
Amadeus is at the Festival Theatre from 12 July – 2 August.
Frankie & Johnny in the Clair De Lune is at the Minerva Theatre, 6 November – 6 December.
An Ideal Husband is at the Festival Theatre, 21 November – 13 December.

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