Bingo Casting Announced

Bingo by Edward Bond
The full cast for Bingo has been announced! Matthew Marsh will join Patrick Stewart as William Shakespeare and Richard McCabe as Ben Jonson for Edward Bond’s portrayal of the Bard’s final chapter of life, opening 16 February for six weeks only.

Marsh returns to the Young Vic having appeared in eleven past productions including title roles in Hamlet and The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs. His recent theatre credits include No Naughty Bits (Hampstead Theatre), The Shawl (Arcola), Blood and Gifts (NT), Now or Later (Royal Court) and Glengarry Glen Ross (West End).  Matthew is soon to be seen in the hotly anticipated film The Iron Lady.

The cast is completed by:

  • Catherine Cusack (The Crucible, Lyric Theatre Belfast; The Early Bird, Finborough)
  • Tom Godwin (Earthquakes in London, NT; Enron, Chichester/ Royal Court/ West End)
  • Ellie Haddington (Luther, BBC; Taking Care of Baby; Hampstead/ Birmingham Rep)
  • Joanne Howarth (Goodnight Mister Tom, Chichester)
  • Kieron Jecchinis (Mary Broome, The Orange Tree; Coriolanus, directed by Ralph Fiennes)
  • John McEnery (The Master Builder, Chichester)
  • Alex Price (Elektra, Young Vic/ Gate)
  • Michelle Tate (The Long Road, Soho)

Richard McCabe last performed at the Young Vic as Mestophiles opposite Jude Law in Doctor Faustus.  Earlier this year he won great acclaim for his performance as the PM in Yes, Prime Minister (West End/ Tour). Richard has been an associate artist at the RSC since 1997 where his extensive credits include Twelfth Night, King John, Othello, Timon of Athens, Trolius and Cressida, The Winters Tale and White Devil.

Patrick Stewart’s recent stage work includes celebrated productions of Macbeth (Chichester/West End/ Broadway/BBC Four), Hamlet (RSC/West End) for which he won an Olivier, The Tempest (RSC), and Waiting for Godot (West End/tour). Other notable work includes Twelfth Night (Chichester), The Master Builder (West End), and his Olivier-winning one-man A Christmas Carol (world tour).  He worked with Peter Brook on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Anthony and Cleopatra (RSC) which won him his first Olivier Award.  In 2010 he received a knighthood in the New Year Honours list for his services to drama.

Tickets for Bingo start at £10.  Book today before it’s sold out!

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