Arcadia at the Duke of York's from 27 May 2009

Arcadia at the Duke of York's from 27 May 2009

Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, opens at the Duke of York's Theatre 11 June 2009, following previews from 27 May - booking to 12 Sep 2009.

Directed by David Leveaux, the cast includes Samantha Bond (Hannah), Nancy Carroll (Lady Croom), Jessie Cave (Thomasina), Neil Pearson (Bernard), Dan Stevens (Septimus) and Ed Stoppard (Valentine).

Designed by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Paul Anderson, costumes by Amy Roberts, sound by Simon Baker, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G. Bartner and Roger Berlind.

April 1809, a stately home in Derbyshire…. Thomasina, a gifted pupil, proposes a startling theory, beyond her comprehension. All around her, the adults, including her tutor Septimus, are preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions and professional rivalries. Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard, are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those events of 1809, in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth.

Samantha Bond's London theatre credits include "Donkey's years" at the Comedy in 2006; "A Woman of No Importance" at the Haymarket in 2003; "Macbeth" at the Albery in 2002; "Dinner with Friends" at the Hampstead Theatre in 2001; "The Memory of Water" at the Vaudeville in 1999; "Amy's View" at the National and Aldwych theatres in 1997; "The Ends of the Earth" at the National in 1996; "Three Tall Women" at the Wyndham's in 1995. She is also well known for her characterisation of 'Moneypenny' in the James Bond films.

Nancy Carroll’s London stage credits include "Waste" for the Almeida Theatre, "The Enchantment", "Man of Mode", "The Voysey Inheritance", "The False Servant" and "The Talking Cure" all for the National Theatre.

Jessie Cave is making her West End debut. Her theatre credits include Robin Hood for Greenwich Theatre.

Neil Pearson’s London stage credits include "Cloaca" at the Old Vic in 2004; "Benefactors"" at the Albery in 2002; "Closer" at the Lyric in 1998; "Mind Millie For Me" at the Haymarket in 1996.

Dan Stevens’ London stage credits include "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" at the Olivier, NT in 2009; "The Vortex" at the Apollo in 2008; "Hay fever" at the Haymarket in 2006.

Ed Stoppard’s London stage credits include The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo Theatre in 2007; "Hamlet" at the New Ambassadors in 2006; "Wit" at the Vaudeville in 2000.

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