Cast Announced For Gate’s The Christians

Last Updated on 25th February 2016

The Christians by Lucas Hnath plays the Gate Theatre and the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival

Casting has been announced for the UK Premiere of The Christians by Lucas Hnath which forms part of the Gate’s Icons and Idols Season.

The company of The Christians includes William Gaminara (Pastor), Jaye Griffiths (Pastor’s Wife), Stefan Adegbola (Associate Pastor), Lucy Ellinson (Congregant) and David Calvitto (Elder).

For the last twenty years, Pastor Paul has been building his church. Starting in a modest storefront, he now presides over a flock of thousands. Idolised by his followers, today should be a day for joy and celebration. But the sermon that Paul is about to preach will shake the very foundations of his followers’ beliefs. As fractures spread throughout his congregation, Paul must fight to prevent his church from tearing itself apart.

This is the UK première of Lucas Hnath’s remarkable exploration of faith and community in the modern world. Featuring a full-scale community choir, it asks profound questions about what we believe and why.

The Christians will also play the Traverse Theatre as part of this years Edinburgh Festival.

The production is being directed by Christopher Haydon, designed by Oliver Townsend, lighting design by Mark Howland, sound design by Elena Peña and video design by Iona Firousabadi.

The Christians plays at the Traverse, Edinburgh from 3 – 30 August 2015 and at the Gate Theatre from 8 September – 3 October 2015.

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