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Arcadia Full Cast Announced

19 December 2014

English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Brighton Productions today announced casting for a new touring production of Tom Stoppard’s comedy masterpiece, Arcadia, which will be the first major national tour since 1993, and over 20 years since the play has been seen by audiences around the UK. Directed by Blanche McIntyreArcadia will open at the Theatre Royal Brighton on 30 January 2015 before touring the UK to Bath, Bromley, Woking, Aylesbury, Truro, Birmingham, Cambridge, Malvern and Oxford until April 2015.

Dakota Blue Richards will make her stage debut as Thomasina, with other cast including Kirsty Besterman, Robert Cavanah, Tom GreavesEd MacArthur, Charlie Manton, David Mara, Flora Montgomery, Wilf Scolding, Larrington Walker and Ria Zmitrowitz.

Ed MacArthur Charlie Manton


Ed MacArthur plays Valentine Coverly. Ed graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2014. Theatre credits include: Inheritance Blues (DugOut), Stackard Banks is Self-Discovered (Edinburgh Festival) and The Life Of Stuart: Backwards (HighTide). 

Charlie Manton plays Augustus / Gus Coverly. Theatre credits include: Burn (Guildhall); Love Never Dies (Really Useful Group); The Magic Flute (ENO, Opera Holland Park, Royal Opera House); Tosca (Richmond); The Turn of The Screw (ENO, Opera Bari, Opera Leipzig, Glyndebourne, Guildhall) and Galileo (National). Television credits include: Diana: last Days Of A Princess. Film credits include:  The Man In The Box, The Imitation Game. Radio credits include: The Hedge Of Thorns and Three Men In A Boat. 

David Mara Flora Montgomery Dakota Blue Richards


David Mara plays Jellaby. Theatre credits include: The James Plays and The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time (National); Pocket Henry V (Propeller); Oliver(Sheffield); The Second Mrs Tanqueray and Treasure Island (Rose Kingston);  Othello (Donmar); The Tempest (Old Vic); Julius Caesar, King John, As You Like It, The Comedy Of Errors and La Lupa (RSC); Adam Geist (Royal Exchange Manchester); Antony and Cleopatra and As You Like It (English Shakespeare Company). Television credits include: Casualty, Murder In Mind, Taggart, Dig It All and Doctors. Film credits include: Memorabilis. 

Flora Montgomery plays Hannah. Theatre credits include: Good Grief, In The Next Room and The Good Soldier (Theatre Royal Bath, and St James, London); The Heart Of Robin Hood (RSC); Uncle Vanya and The Four Alice Bakers (Birmingham Rep); How Many Miles To Basra (West Yorkshire Playhouse);  Hard (Tricycle);  The Shape Of Things and Bash (Gate, Dublin) and Miss Julie (Lyric, Belfast - Irish Times Best Actress). Television credits include: Granchester,  Wodehouse in Exile,  Father And Son, Midsomer Murders,  Monarch of The Glen,  Poirot, An Unsuitable Job For A Woman,  Heat Of The Sun,  Mosley, The Perfect Blue and The Governor. Film credits include: Basic Instinct 2, Risk Addiction, After, Man To Man,  Goldfish Memory( Best Actress Monte Carlo Film Festival, Shooting Star Berlin Film Festival) and When Brendan Met Trudy(Best Actress Las Palmas Film Festival).

Dakota Blue Richards plays Thomasina Coverly. Film credits include: Chicklit, The Fold, The Golden Compass, The Secret of Moonacre and Five Miles Out. Television credits include: Lightfields, Skins (Series 5 & 6) and Dustbin Baby.

Wilf Scolding Larrington Walker Ria Zmitrowicz


Wilf Scolding plays Septimus Hodge. Theatre credits include: Strange Interlude (National). Television credits include: The Passing Bells, Borgia III, Doctors and Skins. Film credits include: Put Down. Radio credits include: The Golden Years: Friedrichstrasse, BBC Radio Rep and Direct Red. 

Larrington Walker plays Richard Noakes. Theatre credits include: As You Like It, American Trade, Antony And Cleopatra, King Lear, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale, The Taming Of The Shrew, The Tragedy Of Thomas Hobbes and The Merchant Of Venice (RSC); Daddy Cool (Shaftesbury); Playboy Of The West Indies (Tricycle/Nottingham); Stuff Happens(National); Blues For Mr Charlie (Wolsey/Tricycle); The Merchant Of Venice (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Beggars Opera and Guys And Dolls (National); and Jesus Christ Superstar (Palace). Television credits include: Vicious, Doctors, The Mill, Holby City, Second Coming, Casualty, Peak Practice, Inspector Morse, Thin Air, Drums Along Balmoral Drive, Moon Over Soho, Black On Black, Minder and The Chinese Detective. Film credits include: Happy Toys, Second Coming, Human Traffic, Lamb, Burning Illusion and Yanks.  

Ria Zmitrowicz plays Chloe Coverly. Theatre credits include: Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (Hampstead); God’s Property (Soho/Talawa); Chapel Street (Underbelly/ Bush); Cortae (Talawa); Tits/Teeth (Soho/NYT) and The Site (Roundhouse).Television credits include: Mr Selfridge, Nightshift, Youngers, The Midnight Beast, Casualty, Murder On The Home Front, Whitechapel. Film credits include: Kill Your Friends, Some Candid Observations, Two Seas.

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