Cast announced

    The cast has been announced for the 2016 Season of Shakespeare by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory Theatres.

    Alan Mahon is an exciting young Irish actor, who trained at the Lir Academy and was recently seen as Edgar in King Lear in Dublin. He joins us to play the title role in Hamlet.

    Isabella Marshall (Ophelia in Hamlet and Diana in All’s Well That Ends Well), also new to the company, trained at the Welsh College, and will join the company straight from Sally Cookson’s acclaimed production of Cinderella: A Fairytale – (by Tobacco Factory Theatres and Travelling Light) in Birmingham.

    Joel Macey and Laurence Varda join the company as new graduates from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

    The 2016 season sees the welcome return to the company of Christopher Bianchi, David Collins, Alan Coveney, Paul Currier, Craig Fuller, Nicky Goldie, Julia Hills Callum McIntyre, Byron Mondahl, John Sandeman and Eleanor Yates. 

    Designer Max Johns will join the company for the first time as Set & Costume Designer. With Matthew Graham as Lighting Designer and Elizabeth Purnell as Composer and Sound Designer. Fight Direction by John Sandeman.

    Andrew Hilton, directs both productions.

    “As an actor I have played in Hamlet many times, but this will be my first production, fulfilling a lifelong ambition. All’s Well That Ends Well will be a very different challenge but will make an excellent partner; it is a play brimming with the kind of ambiguity of tone that I relish, as well as offering terrific parts for women (to whom the play really belongs), and some fine comedy.”
    Andrew Hilton, Artistic Director, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory stf

    For a full break down of roles please see the individual Hamlet and All’s Well That Ends Well pages.

    UK and International touring

    Following their dates here, for the first time, both productions from the Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory Theatres season will tour the UK from Tue 03 May – Sat 18 June 2016. Hamlet will also be performed at the Craiova International Shakespeare Festival in Romania in 2016. The tour will be managed by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

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