Jo Stone-Fewings and Alex Waldmann will play the king and The Bastard respectively in King John at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre this summer.
In further casting news award winning actor Charles Edwards dons the crown in Simon Godwin’s Richard II which opens at the Globe on July 11.
Winner of the 2014 Clarence Derwent Award for his performance in Strange Interlude (National Theatre), Charles Edwards most recently starred in Blithe Spirit (West End, North American tour) opposite Angela Lansbury.
He was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for his performance at the Globe as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (2011), and received another nomination in 2012 for his performance in This House (National Theatre) and starred in the West End production of The King’s Speech.
Television credits include Arthur & George, Downton Abbey, A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Ripper Street. Film credits include Philomena, Batman Begins and Mansfield Park.
Jo Stone-Fewings will play King John. He most recently appeared in 3 Winters (National Theatre) and Jamie Lloyd’s Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios).
Jo, an associate artist for the RSC, has appeared in several RSC productions including The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew.
Following his vibrant performance as King John in the RSC’s 2012 production, Alex Waldmann will be taking on the role of The Bastard for the Globe stage.
Alex first appeared at the Globe in The Duchess of Malfi and other stage credits include Sebastian in Michael Grandage’s Twelfth Night with Derek Jacobi and Laertes in the same company’s Hamlet, starring Jude Law.
Tanya Moodie will play Constance having most recently appeared in The House That Will Not Stand (Tricycle Theatre).
The full cast for King John comprises Laurence Belcher, Simon Coates, Aruhan Galieva, Joseph Marcell, Barbara Marten, Mark Meadows, Tanya Moodie, Ciaran Owens, Daniel Rabin, Jo Stone-Fewings, Giles Terera and Alex Waldmann.
King John, a co-production with Royal & Derngate and directed by James Dacre, plays at Temple Church, London from April 10–19; The Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton from April 24–May 16 and The Globe from June 1-27.
Richard II will run at The Globe from July 11-October 18.