Further casting has been announced to join Ben Whishaw in the world premiere of Christopher Shinn’s new play Against at the Almeida Theatre. Adelle Leonce, Naomi Wirthner and Elliot Barnes-Worrell are the latest additions to the production which is being directed by Ian Rickson. The Almeida has also announced that tickets will go on sale to the public on May 25 at 10am, with priority booking for Almeida Members on May 16 at 10am. Elliot Barnes-Worrell played Horatio in the Almeida production of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott although he was unable to join the current cast in the West End. He was a series regular as Easter in ITV’s 2016 drama, Jericho, while his theatre credits also include Man and Superman at the National Theatre and Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2 and The Two Gentlemen of Verona for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Adelle Leonce was part of … Read more
Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold has announced a new season of plays exploring leadership in crisis and the power of words. The season will begin at the end of April with The Treatment, a play by Martin Crimp. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (returning to the Almeida following her award-winning production of Chimerica) The Treatment is set in a film studio in New York. A young woman has an urgent story to tell. But here, people are products, movies are money and sex sells. And the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit. The cast of The Treatment includes Aisling Loftus as Anne and Matthew Needham as Simon. The Treatment will be designed by Giles Cadle, with lighting by Neil Austin, composition by Rupert Cross, fight direction by Bret Yount, sound by Chris Shutt, and voice coaching by Charmian Hoare. Casting is by Julia Horan. The … Read more
Following his appearance in the acclaimed production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Damian Lewis will return to the West End in Ian Rickson’s production of Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning play The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited twelve week season from 24 March 2017. Tickets are now on sale. Best known for his on-screen roles in Homeland, Wolf Hall and most recently Billions, he has regularly returned to the stage in productions at the National Theatre, Almeida as well as in the West End. Lewis will appear on stage alongside Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo. Okonedo made her Broadway debut in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. In 2016 she received a second Tony nomination for her portrayal of Elizabeth Proctor in … Read more
Marber is not writing just about football. The play is fundamentally about notions of masculinity as well as about modern society. The trio represents a kind of football holy trinity – all connected, and representing father, son and spirit. Which of the trio fulfils which role is not always clear, sometimes shifts, and this is perhaps the most interesting aspect of Marber’s play. Calvin Demba is adept at displaying Jordan’s naivety as well as his darker, more complex side. Peter Wight is compelling as the sad, lonely, committed club man, Yates, whose life is entirely centred on the game and The Red Lion.