Shakespeare’s Globe announces full casting for Paulette Randall’s Doctor Faustus

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Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the full cast of Paulette Randall’s Doctor Faustusopening in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Saturday 1 December.

Sarah Amankwah is Valdes and Martino. Sarah’s previous theatre credits include AmadeusThe Threepenny Opera (National Theatre), The Crucible and Skriker (Royal Exchange). Television includes Black Earth Rising (BBC/Netflix) and ITV’s hit drama series Marcella. Sarah also performed as Shenzi in the West End production of The Lion King between 2013 and 2015.

Lily Bevan is Horse-Courser. Alongside Doctor Faustus, Lily is also part of the ensemble of women writers performing in the Globe’s Dark Night of the Soul, an anthology of female responses to the Faustian myth. Lily’s previous theatre credits include Trump’s Women (Brasserie Zedel/RADA) andPheasant Plucker (Bush Theatre). She also wrote and performed Zoo at the Edinburgh Festival, which will transfer to Theatre 503 next month. Lily co-wrote and performed in BBC Radio 4 series Talking to Strangers with Sally Phillips.

Jocelyn Jee Esien is Doctor Faustus. Jocelyn is an actor, writer and comedian best known for her BBC comedy sketch show Little Miss Jocelyn. Further television work includes Turn Up Charlie(Netflix), Upstart CrowGangsta Gran and Big School (BBC). Her theatre credits include One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (Tricycle/Eclipse), Belong (Royal Court), Torn (Arcola) and Racing Demon(Chichester Festival Theatre). Jocelyn has also just filmed the role of Tootsie in David Walliams’s The Midnight Gang, which will air on the BBC this Christmas.

John Leader is Robin and Cornelius. John returns to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse after appearing in Gyre & Gimble’s Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: A Reimagining earlier this year. His other recent theatre work includes A Monster Calls (Old Vic), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Peter Pan (National Theatre).

Louis Maskell is Benvolio and Dick. Louis’s recent theatre work includes Flowers For Mrs Harris(Sheffield Crucible/Chichester Festival Theatre), The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic/Trafalgar Studios) and Fiddler on the Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Pauline McLynn is Mephistopheles. Pauline returns to the Globe having previously played the Queen in Cymbeline as part of Dominic Dromgoole’s final season (2015). Her earlier role in The Knight of The Burning Pestle (2014 and 2015) received critical acclaim. Pauline is best-known for her role as Mrs Doyle in the long-running comedy TV series Father Ted. Her other screen credits include Dave Allen at Peace (BBC / RTÉ), Transformers: The Last KnightIrisAngela’s Ashes, Shameless (Channel 4), and EastEnders (BBC). Her stage credits include Mother Courage and her Children (Albion Electric Warehouse), Daisy Pulls It Off (Park Theatre), East is East (Trafalgar Studios) Happy Days (Sheffield Crucible), Greener (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin) and Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre).

Lucie Sword is Evil Angel. Lucie graduated from RADA earlier this year. Her credits whilst training include Measure for MeasureThe TempestThe Trojan Women and The Way of the World (RADA).

Mandi Symonds is Wagner. Mandi’s recent theatre work includes Boom (Theatre 503), Night Must Fall (Salisbury Playhouse) and Duncan Macmillan Robert Icke’s production of 1984 (Nottingham Playhouse/Almeida/West End). Television work includes CasualtyDoctors (BBC) and Dream Stuffing(Channel 4).

Jay Villiers is Lucifer and Pope. Jay’s recent stage work includes Quiz (Chichester Festival Theatre/Noel Coward Theatre), Skylight (Theater Clwyd) and Accolade (St James’ Theatre). Television includes New BloodWar and PeaceFather Brown (BBC) and Mr Selfridge (ITV). Film includes Film Stars Don’t Die in LiverpoolThe Sea and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Paulette Randall’s theatre credits include Fences starring Lenny Henry (Theatre Royal Bath, West End), Gem of the OceanBlues for Mr Charlie (Tricycle) and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Chichester Festival Theatre). Her screen credits include CasualtyThe Crouches and Holby City (BBC One). Paulette was associate director of the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and was awarded an MBE for services to drama in 2015.

Full cast includes: Sarah Amankwah, Lily Bevan, Jocelyn Jee Esien, John Leader, Louis Maskell, Pauline McLynn, Lucie Sword, Mandi Symonds and Jay Villiers.

Doctor Faustus

1 Dec 2018 - 2 Feb 2019

Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Directed by Paulette Randall
Designed by Libby Watson

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