Casting announced for the National Theatre's Macbeth
Full casting has been announced for the National Theatre's production of Macbeth, with four RADA alumni featuring in the cast.
Joining Rory Kinnear and Anne Marie-Duff as the titular Macbeths are RADA alumni Parth Thakerar (as Malcolm), Andrew Frame (as Siward), Alana Ramsey (as Murderer) and Michael Balogun (as Doctor).
Parth Thakerar graduated from RADA in 2013 and has appeared at Chichester Festival Theatre, Tricycle Theatre, National Theatre and the West End production of King Charles III. Andrew Frame's long career in theatre and television has included appearances in the West End, Gate Theatre, Bush Theatre, National Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, and roles on BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
Alana Ramsey has most recently performed in Young Marx, the opening production at the new Bridge Theatre, and previous credits have included roles at the Southwark Playhouse, Camden Fringe, the film Belle and many roles on BBC Radio 4. Michael Balogun graduated from RADA in 2017 and has recently completed a UK tour in the company of People, Places and Things.
Macbeth will be directed by Rufus Norris, marking his first return to Shakespeare's works in 25 years. He trained as an actor at RADA before moving into directing.
Macbeth begins previews at the National Theatre on 26 February and plays until 23 June.