Shakespeare’s Globe has announced casting for All the Angels – Handel and the First Messiah, written by Nick Drake and directed by Jonathan Munby. The production runs in the Globe’s indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 6 December 2016 to Sunday 12 February 2017, with a press night on 8 December.
David Horovitch reprises his role as Handel, with Sean Campion and Olivier Award winner Kelly Price also returning to their roles as Crazy Cow and Susannah Clibber. The ensemble roles will be played by Paul Kemble, Lucy Peacock, Lawrence Smith and Saskia Strallen. Performing as the chorus are Alumni from Genesis Sixteen, courtesy of Harry Christophers and The Sixteen.
After an acclaimed 2015 run in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse during Dominic Dromgoole’s penultimate winter season, this new production of All the Angels traces the incredible story of the world’s most popular choral work, Handel’s Messiah, from its first rehearsal in a Chester pub to the world stage.
The production is designed by Mike Britton, with musical direction by Michael Haslam and movement by Imogen Knight.
David Horovitch‘s prolific theatre credits include All My Sons (Rose Theatre Kingston), Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline (RSC), Grief, Absolute Hell, Racing Demon, The Misanthrope (National Theatre), and on the West End, When We Are Married, Bedroom Farce, Absurd Person Singular, The Crucifer of Blood and Forty Years On. Film includes Marrowbone (Tele5), HHhH (Adama Pictures), Mr Turner (Film 4/ Focus Features), The Sense of an Ending (BBC Films), The Infiltrator (Good Films), A Hundred and Two Dalmatians (Disney) and The Young Victoria (GK Films). Television includes Miss Marple (BBC), Heartbeat (ITV) and Doctors (BBC).
Sean Campion’s recent theatre credits include Unfaithful (Found 111), Gods are Fallen and All Safety Gone (Grey Scale Theatre Company/Almeida), Once a Catholic (Tricycle Theatre), King Lear (Abbey Theatre), Wittenburg (Gate Theatre), Theatre Brothel (Almeida Theatre), Death and the Maiden (Salisbury Playhouse) and Stones in his Pocket (West End/ Broadway). The latter earned him an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor, and a Drama Desk Special Award. Film includes We Can Be Heroes (Heroes Productions), The Foreigner (STX Productions) and United Passions (Thelma Films). Television includes Harley and the Davidsons (Discovery), Rillington Place (BBC), Mr Selfridge (ITV), Vera (ITV) and The Borgias (Showtime).
Olivier Award nominee Kelly Price’s recent theatre includes First Light (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Twilight Zone (Almeida Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors and That Day We Sang (Manchester Royal Exchange), One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre), Stepping Out (Salisbury Playhouse) A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory/ West End) and Chicago (Cambridge Theatre). Screen credits include The Sense of an Ending (Origin Productions), A Bunch of Amateurs (Trademark), Endeavour (ITV), Midsomer Murders (ITV), Hollyoaks (Channel 4), Waterloo Road (BBC), Doctors (BBC) and The Accused (BBC).
Director Jonathan Munby returns to the Globe after the sell-out run of All the Angels in 2015. Other credits with the Globe include The Merchant of Venice (revived for a 2016 international tour), Antony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Recent theatre includes First Light (Chichester Festival Theatre), Othello and Julius Caesar (Chicago Shakespeare Company), The Crucible (Cocoon Theatre Tokyo), Wendy and Peter Pan, The Canterbury Tales and Madness in Valencia (RSC). Nick Drake is a playwright, poet and screenwriter. His work in theatre includes the libretto Between Worlds (ENO/Barbican), To Reach the Clouds (Nottingham Playhouse) and Success (NT Connections). His writing for film includes Romulus My Father, which won Best Film at the Australian Film Institute Awards.