facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close
Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Shakespeare's Globe, London

Shakespeare’s Globe announces all-female Emilia cast

Published 3 July 2018

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the all-female cast for Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s new play Emilia, directed by Nicole Charles.

The play charts the life of Emilia Bassano, the poet, mother and feminist who is thought to have inspired the ‘Dark Lady’ in Shakespeare’s sonnets, as well as the Emilia characters who appear in Othello, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy Of Errors.

Emilia continues to thread her way through each of the plays in which she appears this summer season, excepting Emilia the Abbess in The Comedy of Errors.

Leah Harvey (The Shakespeare Trilogy, Donmar) will play one of a number of eponymous roles as Emilia 1. Vinette Robinson (The A-Word, BBC) will play Emilia 2, and Clare Perkins (Genesis Inc, Hampstead) plays Emilia 3. Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, Doctor Who; BBC) will play William Shakespeare.

The cast also comprises Nadia Albina (Lady Katherine), Anna Andresen (Mary Sidney), Shiloh Coke (Lady Anne Clifford), Jenni Matiland (Countess of Kent), Carolyn Pickles (Lord Henry Carey), Sophie Russell (The Prudes, Royal Court), Sarah Seggari (Lady Cordelia), Sophie Stone (Lady Margaret Clifford), and Amanda Wilkin (Alphonso Lanier).

Emilia plays at Shakespeare’s Globe from 10 August. Tickets can be booked via the venue’s website.


Sign up

casting charity wakefield clare perkins leah harvey Shakespeare's Globe vinette robinson

Related articles

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.