Declan Wilson - Othello
Declan trained at Bretton Hall. Theatre roles include George in PAUL ROBESON KNEW MY FATHER (HIjinx Theatre, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff and Tour), Bob Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton), Stephen in SOULS (Theatre Centre and tour), Thummas and various in THE RECRUITING OFFICER, Black Caesar and Watkin Tench in OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD, (both for Theatre by the Lake, Keswick). Television roles include Jasper in THE STORY OF TRACEY BEAKER, Desk Sergeant in WATERLOO ROAD, (BBC), Pepe in MAX AND PADDY’S ROAD TO NOWHERE, Doctor in LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX and Charity Worker in SHAMELESS (C4). Radio work includes TRINIDAD SISTERS; THE PAST IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY; CITY OF SPADES; HARD TIMES; RICHARD III; THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS; THE IPCRESS FILE; A KIND OF HOME - JAMES BALDWIN IN PARIS; THE OLD WIVES’ TALE; VOLPONE; MR. PUNTILLA AND HIS MAN MATTI; SMALL ISLAND; OEDIPUS TYRANNOS; OEDIPUS AT COLONUS; ANTIGONE; TROILUS AND CRISEYDE; THE THREEPENNY OPERA; YERMA and CARMEN, all for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4. This is Declan’s second time appearing at The English Theatre of Hamburg, having played Simon in THE WHIPPING MAN in 2014.
Neal Craig - Iago
Neal trained at Manchester school of theatre in the UK. Whilst training he was awarded The Sir John Gielgud Bursary award and was selected as one of the top two students in his year to work alongside the RSC as part of CDS/RSC scheme. He has done numerous TV productions in the UK and US. Theatre work includes: LOST LENDING LIBRARY (Punchdrunk); CALCULATING KINDNESS (Undercurrent); THE SNOW QUEEN (Theatre by the Lake); HEARTBREAK HOTEL (The Jetty/Zebedee productions); SOLACE OF THE ROAD (Derby Theatre); SWALLOWS & AMAZONS (Bristol Old Vic); HAMLET (The Watermill); OWEN WINGRAVE (Edinburgh International Festival); POCKET HENRY, POCKET MERCHANT, EDWARD III (Propeller Theatre Company); SWALLOWS & AMAZONS (National Theatre of Great Britain / West End); BEACHY HEAD (Analogue Theatre Company); HENRY V, THE CONSPIRATORS (The Orange Tree Theatre); DON'T SHOOT THE CLOWNS (Fuel); RICHARD III, ROMEO & JULIET (Oddsocks / West End). TV work includes: EMMERDALE, CORONATION STREET (ITV); RAVING ARIZONA (NatGeo); A GIRLS GUIDE TO DEPRAVITY (HBO). Neal is also co-director of FiND Theatre Company and is currently developing a play based on the life of Elizabethan playwright Robert Greene. Neal is also an associate artist and founder member of 1623 Theatre Company.
Imogen Daines - Desdemona
Imogen trained at RADA, and is classically trained in music, having Grade 8 Singing and Violin and being proficient in piano, flute and guitar. Last year, Imogen performed as Helena in Trevor Nunn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich) having also starred in his WAR OF THE ROSES trilogy (Rose Theatre, Kingston). Imogen most recently shot the BBC films adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel ON CHESIL BEACH alongside Saorsie Ronan, directed by Dominic Cooke. Film credits include the Shamim Sarif directed DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW and TV credits include ITV's 4-Part drama, CHASING SHADOWS and Charlie Brooker's BLACK MIRROR for Netflix.
Jilly Bond - Emilia, Brabantio & Montano
Jilly trained at Bristol University and Drama Studio London. She is delighted to be returning to The English Theatre of Hamburg, after playing Mrs Warren in MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION in 2011. Her last Shakespearean appearance was also in Germany, playing Lady Macbeth on tour in 1987! Other stage credits include ISLAND (National Theatre); THE LOCAL AUTHORITY (Young Vic); BODY LANGUAGE (Arts Theatre); FOREPLAY (King’s Head); I WISH TO DIE SINGING (Finborough); YOURS TRULY (Jermyn Street); NAPOLI (West Yorkshire Playhouse); GLASSHOUSE (Tobacco Factory); TRANSMISSIONS (Lowry); JUMP! (Birmingham Rep) and CRIMINOLOGY 303 (Edinburgh Festival).
On television, Jilly has appeared in JUDGE JOHN DEED (BBC); MY HERO (BBC) PEOPLE LIKE US (BBC); DRUMMONDS (ITV); AS IF (Channel 4); THE BIG IMPRESSION (BBC) and as a regular character in DOCTORS (BBC).
A former member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, Jilly’s voice has been heard in about a hundred radio plays (includingTHE ARCHERS). She has also recorded over 300 audio books, winning four AudioFiles Earphones Awards - most recently for 'The Dark Lady's Mask', a fictionalised account of the woman who may have inspired and co-authored a number of Shakespeare's plays!
Zena Carswell - Rodorigo, Duke of Venice & Bianca
Zena is a graduate of The Oxford School of Drama, having previously received a BA (Hons) degree in Drama from the University of Manchester. She is one of the founding members of Lady Junk Theatre collective who recently received The Origins Award for Outstanding New Work at VAULT festival 2016 for their production Butter. As well as co-writing and appearing in Butter in 2016, Zena toured with gender blind Shakespeare company Merely Theatre, performing in the title role in Henry V and Lysander and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other credits include There’s a Monster in the Lake at VAULT festival 2015, and productions at Ovalhouse Theatre.
Joseph Cappellazzi - Cassio, Lodovico
Joseph trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has toured extensively in the UK and abroad, most recently in the United States in Aquila Theatre's productions of WUTHERING HEIGHTS, playing Heathcliff, and THE TEMPEST, playing Ferdinand and Caliban. Previously he stared in TITUS ANDRONICUS at The Globe Theatre in London and played Oberon and Theseus in Sell A Door's UK tour of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Joseph has voiced characters for popular video games and has worked in TV and Film in the UK and abroad.