The Royal Court Theatre has announced casting for their upcoming production of Bodies by Vivienne Franzmann. Bodies will play from 5 July – 12 August 2017 at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court. This new play explores the human cost of surrogacy and what we overlook to get what we want. The cast of Bodies includes Lorna Brown (Torn and Clybourne Park – Royal Court, Oresteia – Almeida/West End), Brian Ferguson (Adler & Gibb – Royal Exchange, Oil – Almeida, The Broken Heart – The Globe), Philip Goldacre (Broken Glass – National Theatre, West – Donmar), Salma Hoque (East Is East – West End & UK Tour, Drawing The Line – Hampstead), Justine Mitchell (Gastronauts – Royal Court, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and King Lear – Donmar) and Hannah Rae (Great Expectations – Rose Kingston, TV – Broadchurch). Bodies will be directed by Jude Christian, designed by … Read more
To consider The Broken Heart as a soap opera is to fundamentally misconceive it. The author seemed clear enough that it was a tragedy and the text certainly sounds like a tragedy. The cast are not the problem. Each and every one attacks the play with verve and in the style chosen by director Chridtine Steinbeis. That the attack is misconceived is not down to them.