Peter Capaldi, Dominic West, Hayley Atwell and James Norton are among the actors taking part in Shakespeare’s Globe’s The Complete Walk in April.
They will appear in a series of 10-minute films which will be shown on screens along the banks of the Thames, from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge.
The cast currently includes Simon Russell Beale as Timon, filmed in Athens; Peter Capaldi as Titus Andronicus, filmed in Rome; Hayley Atwell as Innogen in Cymbeline, filmed in Milford Haven; James Norton as Richard II, filmed in Westminster Hall; Zawe Ashton, Joseph Marcell and Kenneth Cranham in scenes from King Lear on the Cliffs of Dover; Jessie Buckley and Luke Thompson as Romeo and Juliet in the Tomba di Giulietta in Verona; Dominic West as Coriolanus in Rome and Lindsay Duncan in All’s Well That Ends Well, filmed in Roussillon.
There will also be performances from Olivia Williams and Susannah Fielding as Olivia and Viola in Twelfth Night; Jonathan Pryce and Phoebe Pryce as Shylock and Jessica, filmed in Venice’s historic Jewish Ghetto; Aiden Gillen and Joshua McGuire in Measure for Measure, filmed in Liechtenstein Castle in Vienna; Mel Giedroyc and Paul Chahidi in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Jamie Parker as Henry V at Azincourt in France; Meera Syal as Lucetta in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Danny Sapani as Henry VIII with Pauline McLynn and David Calder, filmed at Hampton Court and David and Tom Burke as father and son in Henry VI Part 3, filmed at Towton Battlefield.
Each of the ten-minute films will include new material, shot on location in a setting with particular historical and narrative resonance.
The Complete Walk takes place from April 23 to 24 and you can find out more at the Globe’s website.
April 20th update:
Here’s a taster of James Norton as Richard II to whet your appetite.
Plus, Time Out have kindly produced a map of all the different locations: