Emilia played by Ellora Torchia
The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018)
Written by: John Fletcher and William Shakespeare
Ellora featured as part of the Adopt An Actor podcast series for this production.
Ellora trained at RADA.
Previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes: All’s Well That Ends Well.
Other theatre includes: Boys Will Be Boys (Bush Theatre/Headlong) and The Treatment (Almeida Theatre).
Film includes: Les Cowboys and Premiere Vacances.
Television includes: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, Indian Summers, DCI Banks, Beowulf, Broadchurch, and The Split.
"This season, I think all the Emilia’s have this ‘through line’ of justice and morality and questioning, and almost a voice piece for women."
As performances for The Two Noble Kinsmen draw to a close, Ellora reflects on her take on her Emilia this season, and answers some of our audiences' questions.
"So as a play, there's a big story and the Jailer's Daughter as well [as Emilia] goes through a terrible time...It makes you question the rights of women I think as well, which is always a good place to start I think. Because we're not there yet..."
Reflecting on the end of rehearsals and beginning performances, Ellora talks to us about the challenges within the play and the production.
"I read Emilia and I fell in love with her compassion and her humanity. Throughout Shakespeare's plays, Emilia's been this character that's been the woman to sort of speak out...."
With rehearsals underway, Ellora speaks to us about returning to the Globe and playing one of the titular characters of the summer season.