The plays, to be performed in repertory, include As You Like It, directed by Michael Boyd; Romeo and Juliet, directed by Rupert Goold; King Lear, directed by David Farr; The Winter's Tale, directed by David Farr; and Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Michael Boyd.
The acting company includes Charles Aitken, Joseph Arkley, Adam Burton, David Carr, Brian Doherty, Darrell D'Silva, Noma Dumezweni, Dyfan Dwyfor, Phillip Edgerley, Christine Entwisle, Geoffrey Freshwater, James Gale, Mariah Gale, Gruffudd Glyn, Paul Hamilton, Greg Hicks, James Howard, Kathryn Hunter, Kelly Hunter, Ansu Kabia, Tunji Kasim, Richard Katz, Debbie Korley, John Mackay, Forbes Masson, Sandy Neilson, Jonjo O'Neill, Dharmesh Patel, Peter Peverley, Patrick Romer, David Rubin, Sophie Russell, Oliver Ryan, Simone Saunders, Peter Shorey, Clarence Smith, Katy Stephens, James Traherne, Sam Troughton, James Tucker, Larrington Walker, Kirsty Woodward, Hannah Young, and Samantha Young.
For the Festival, the Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall will be transformed in a replica of the RSC's current home, The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Armory will have a three-level, 930-seat auditorium with a thrust stage. Designers will include Jon Bausor, Jean Chan, Tom Piper, Tom Scutt, and Michael Vale.
The RSC residency, which is being presented in association with Ohio State University, will also include an extensive education program.For more information, click here.