Adriana played by Hattie Ladbury
The Comedy of Errors (2014)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Hattie makes her Globe debut as Adriana in the upcoming production of The Comedy of Errors.
Hattie trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1996 gold medal winner).
Theatre includes: To Kill A Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Canvas (Chichester Theatre); The Seven Year Itch, The Game Of Love & Chance, The Winslow Boy (Salisbury Playhouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Lady Be Good (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Private Lives (Wolsey Theatre); Top Girls (West End and tour); After Mrs Rochester (Shared Experience tour & West End); The Importance of Being Ernest (Bath Theatre Royal & tour); Candida, After The Dance (Oxford Stage Company); The Comedy of Errors (Sheffield Crucible); Tejas Verdes (The Gate); The Fire Raisers (Southwark Playhouse); The Norman Conquests (Wolsey Theatre); Absent Friends (Harrogate Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (National tour); Tess of the D’Urbevilles and The Mayor of Casterbridge (Forest Forge Theatre Company).
Film includes: Mrs Brown and Death Of a Pet.
Television includes: Call The Midwife, Midsomer Murders, The Worst Week Of My Life, Holby City, Eastenders, Casualty, Doctors and Casualty 1906.
"We've had some wild audiences! It’s so seductive here, particularly when you've got groundings thumping the stage in joy and you pick someone out and they respond to you and start acting too. It’s just glorious."
In her final interview Hattie discusses the audience’s reactions, continually learning about the Globe’s space and her favourite moment in the play.
“Opening night was insane. I was so nervous and excited. And the guys who have worked here before told tales of what it first feels like to fell the energy of the groundlings and how it’s like a rock concert and there’s no other night like it. And they were right actually.”
In her third interview, Hattie talks through tech week, developing the show during previews and the feeling of walking onto the stage on opening night.
“This jig is quite special - it’s quite a complicated rhythm but it really gets the heart racing, and I think is a really fitting celebration of this play.”
In her second interview, Hattie discusses the new music written for the production, the important relationships in the play for her character, and preparing for the jig.
“Adriana is massively flawed but has a huge heart. Everything she does is an act of love and she may get things very very wrong and treat people very badly but doesn’t necessarily mean to.”
In her first interview, Hattie talks about her relationship with The Comedy of Errors, her impressions of Adriana and the language of the play.