Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season 2019 today announces further casting for its upcoming programme of eight plays.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (6 June – 6 July) will open the season in Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio with press night on 12 June. Mark Hadfield (The Libertine) and Rebecca Lacey (Doc Martin) will join Janie Dee, Michelle Asante, Aysha Kala and Lewis Reeves in the Tony Award-winning comedy.
Michael Byrne (Mary Stuart) completes the cast in Rupert Everett’s directorial debut production of Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya (18 July – 3 August) in which he also stars in the title role, with Katherine Parkinson, Clémence Poésy, Ann Mitchell, John Light, John Standing and Marty Cruickshank.
Further casting is also confirmed for William Boyd’s dark comedy The Argument starring Felicity Kendal (7-24 August) who will be joined by Sarah Earnshaw (The Nightingales) Esh Alladi (Absolute Hell) and Rupert Vansittart (The Crown).
Vienna 1934 – Munich 1938, written, directed by and starring Vanessa Redgrave, and which explores the hopes and fears of the generation that confronted the rise of fascism in Europe, will see recent RADA graduate Lucy Doyle join the cast with Robert Boulter and Paul Hilton.
Rehearsal images are also released today for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and for Blithe Spirit, directed by Richard Eyre and including Jennifer Saunders and Lisa Dillon among the company.
As previously announced, the season also includes Trying It On written by and starring David Edgar in the Ustinov Studio (3 – 7 September) and, in the Main House, The Life I Lead with Miles Jupp and directed by Didi Hopkins and Selina Cadell (27 August – 31 August), and The Man in the White Suit adapted by Sean Foley and starring Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon (6–21 September) immediately prior to a West End transfer.
Tickets for all productions are on sale at www.theatreroyal.org.uk.