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Walking down Shaftesbury Avenue the other day, I noticed that Jonathan Slinger is in YES, PRIME MINISTER by Emily Joyce (who played Viola in the 1995 revival of Ian Judge’s Stratford set production of  TWELFTH NIGHT).

 And there’s a coincidence!  Sir Peter Hall is directing a revival of the same play at the National in January to celebrate his eightieth birthday. Joining daughter Rebecca as Viola, are a galaxy of RSC alumni – Simon Callow as Sir Toby Belch. Amanda Drew (from the 2002 Jacobean season) as Olivia, David Ryall (The Mysteries and Hamlet from the 1996/7season) as Feste, James Clyde (who played Feste in Neil Bartlett’s Courtyard staging) as Antonio, Jeffry Wickham (also in the 1996/7 season, and of course Professor Kirk in THE LION,THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE).They are also joined by Judi Dench’s daughter, Finty, who will be playing Maria, designer Anthony Ward and (as Geraldine recently informed us) the Assistant Director is Richard Twyman ex THE HISTORIES.

 Speaking of which …If you cross Waterloo Bridge and head for the New London Theatre, the current ensemble in WAR HORSE includes  Anthony Shuster from THE HISTORIES, Zubin Varla (no introduction needed) and James Barriscale who was a member of the Stratford company in 1994.

Aha  I have just noticed that a number of RSC alumni are appearing in the National’s current HAMLET, but I think a further blog is called for.

To be continued …

Tony Boyd-Williams

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                                      This news has been Jonathan Slinger as Richard IIin the public domain for a while but, in case you haven’t seen it elsewhere, some information about Jonathan Slinger and Chuk Iwuji.
 

Jon will be going to Chichester Festival Theatre, http://www.cft.org.uk once he finishes in “The Gods Weep”, to appear in “Yes, Prime Minister” with Henry Goodman and David Haigh from 15th May to 5th June.

While Chuk is back at the National Theatre, London http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ in “Welcome to Thebes” with David Harewood and Nikki Amuka-Bird, another “The Gods Weep” cast member, playing from 22nd June.

by Geraldine Caulfield, RSC Friends London

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