Sharon Small will play the title role of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, running from 29 May – 30 June.
Known to a wide television audience for many series including The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Flesh and Blood, Mistresses, Trust Me and London Kills, Scottish-born Sharon Small’s theatre work includes Men Should Weep and The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre), Arden of Faversham (RSC), Still Alice (West Yorkshire Playhouse and tour) and The Realistic Joneses (Theatre Royal Bath); she previously appeared here in Insignificance (1999).
In further casting news, David Calder and Nicholas Le Prevost join Henry Goodman in The Life of Galileo (24 April - 16 May).
David Calder makes his Chichester debut as The Cardinal Inquisitor. His extensive theatre work includes the title role in Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre), The Audience (West End), Hamlet (National Theatre) and the title role in King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe), in addition to innumerable TV and film credits.
Nicholas Le Prevost (Sagredo/Cardinal Bellarmin) returns to Chichester, where his most recent appearances include The Last Cigarette, The Critic & The Real Inspector Hound, and A Marvellous Year for Plums. His many TV dramas include Father Brown, The Jewel in the Crown and Brideshead Revisited.
General booking for Festival 2020 opens online this Saturday 29 February, and by telephone and in person on Tuesday 3 March. Friends priority booking is now open.