Theatre

Solomon Israel in the RSC's The Follies of Mrs Rich and The Duchess of Malfi

SOLOMON ISRAEL is now in rehearsals for The Follies of Mrs Rich and The Duchess of Malfi which form part of the next season in the RSC's Swan Theatre. Directed by Jo Davies and Maria Aberg respectively, both shows open in March next year.

John Omole in #Hashtag Lightie at the Arcola

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JOHN OMOLE is returning to the Arcola to reprise his role in #Hashtag Lightie between 14 November and 2 December following its sell out run earlier this year. Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair and written by Lynette Linton, the play is a heartwarming and hilarious exploration of the conflicting ideas of what it means to be mixed race in Britain today.

Colin Ryan in The Secret Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe

Colin Ryan

COLIN RYAN is currently in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre by Anders Lustgarten which will run at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe from 16 November to 16 December. Directed by Matthew Dunster, the play centres on spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham and the surveillance network he ran from the heart of Elizabeth I's court.

Patrick Romer in the RSC's Imperium

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PATRICK ROMER is now in rehearsals for the RSC's Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Mike Poulter's new version of Robert Harris' bestselling Cicero series. The event will be staged as six plays in two performances and will be directed by Gregory Doran. Imperium Part I: Conspirator will run from 16 November to 10 February and Imperium Part II: Dictator will run from 23 November to 10 February. 

Adrian Irvine shooting Vera and rehearsing for Pride and Prejudice at Nottingham Playhouse

Having just shot an episode of the long running series Vera in Newcastle, ADRIAN IRVINE is now in rehearsals for Pride and Prejudice which will run at Nottingham Playhouse from 15 to 30 September and York Theatre Royal from 4 to 14 October. The new comic adaptation by stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe will be directed by Susannah Tresilian with original music by Emmy the Great.