Written on the Heart

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Written on the Heart is a 2011 play by the British playwright David Edgar. It was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan Theatre from 27 October 2011 to 10 March 2012, to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the King James Bible – it draws its title from the translation of Jeremiah 31.33 in that translation and deals with William Tyndale's and Lancelot Andrewes's involvement in biblical translation.

It opened for a London run at the Duchess Theatre on 19 April – originally scheduled to run until 21 July 2012, it closed early on 19 May.[1]

Original cast and creative[edit]

Role Premiere Cast,
27 October 2011
George Abbot, Bishop of London Bruce Alexander
Young Lancelot Andrewes Jamie Ballard
William Tyndale Stephen Boxer
Richard Thompson / William Laud Paul Chahidi
Nun Laura Darrall
Lancelot Andrewes Oliver Ford Davies
Laurence Chaderton / Archdeacon James Hayes
John Overall Jim Hooper
Painter Youssef Kerkour
Samuel Ward Joseph Kloska
Henry, Prince of Wales Sam Marks
Squire's Wife / Lady Alletta Carey Annette McLaughlin
Mary Culler Jodie McNee
Churchwarden Ian Midlane
Young Catholic Priest / Harington Mark Quartley
Clerk Daniel Stewart
Sir Henry Saville Simon Thorp
Creative
Gregory Doran Director
Francis O'Connor Designer
Tim Mitchell Lighting
Paul Englishby Music
Jonathan Ruddick Sound
Original Musicians
Soprano 1 Alexandra Saunders
Soprano 2 Anna Bolton
Tenor 1 Matthew Spillett
Tenor 2 Mitesh Khatri [1]
Bass Lewis Jones

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "London Theatre News, Reviews, Interviews and more - WhatsOnStage". whatsonstage. Retrieved 1 April 2016.