Shakespeare’s Globe has announced full casting for Matt Hartley’s new play. Eyam, directed by Adele Thomas, runs from 15 September to 13 October 2018.
Cast for the production will include: Sam Crane, Priyanga Burford, Annette Badland, John Paul Connolly, Oliver Ryan, Will Keen, Sirine Saba, Adrian Bower, Norah Lopez-Holden, Howard Ward, Becci Gemmell, Luke MacGregor, Zora Bishop, Jordan Metcalfe and Rose Wardlaw.
1665. As the plague runs rife through London, Reverend William Mompesson arrives in Eyam, Derbyshire, to lead the parish. But Eyam is no sleepy backwater; it is a village at war with itself. The community has dissolved, and neighbour feuds with neighbour under the watchful eye of a ruthless landowner bent on maintaining his grip on the village. When the plague arrives in Eyam, the villagers are tasked with examining their civil responsibility, as they must decide whether to stay quarantined, or flee and risk spreading the deadly disease.
Director Adele Thomas returns to the Globe following her productions of Thomas Tallis (2014 & 2015), The Oresteia (2015) and The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2014 & 2015).
Eyam is a new play from Matt Hartley whose previous credits include: Myth (RSC), Here I Belong (Pentabus) and Deposit (Hampstead). He won the Bruntwood Award with Sixty Five Miles (Paines Plough / Hull Truck Theatre).