A Delicate Balance cast update at Almeida Theatre

Cast update for A Delicate Balance, by Edward Albee, which opens at the Almeida Theatre, an off West End venue, on 12 May 2011, following previews from 5 May - running to 2 July 2011.

Tim Pigott-Smith (Tobias), Diana Hardcastle (Edna) and Ian McElhinney (Harry). will join previously mentioned Penelope Wilton (Agnes), Imelda Staunton (Claire) and Lucy Cohu (Julia),

Tim Pigott-Smith recently appeared in "Educating Rita" at the Trafalgar Studios 1. His many other London stage credits include : "Enron" at the Royal Court and Noel Coward Theatres in 2009/10; "Pygmalion" at the Old Vic in 2008; "See How They Run" at the Duchess in 2006; "Hecuba" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2004; "Mourning Becomes Electra" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2003. TV credits include "Jewel in the Crown", "The Chief" and "The Vice".

It is directed by James Macdonald, designed by Laura Hopkins.

Urban socialites Agnes and Tobias appear to inhabit a glamorous world of drinks parties and social clubs. The return home of their recently divorced daughter, the constant presence of Agnes’ alcoholic sister and the impromptu late-night arrival of some close friends, begin to peel away this veneer. As their lives become increasingly claustrophobic, the characters battle with their fear of stepping into the real world, opting instead for the undemanding familiarity of their own drawing room.

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