Cast announced for Carmen Disruption - Almeida

Casting has been announced for the Almeida Theatre's upcoming production of Carmen Disruption by Simon Stephens which runs at the north London venue from 10 April to 23 May 2015, with an official opening on 17 April 2015.

The cast will include Noma Dumezweni, John Light, Jack Farthing, Sharon Small, Viktoria Vizin, Katie West, Jamie Cameron and Harry Napier.

Carmen Disruption will be directed by Michael Longhurst, designed by Lizzie Clachan, with lighting by Jack Knowles, sound by Carolyn Downing, movement by Imogen Knight and new music composed by Simon Slater.

"In the opulent grandeur of a European city, a renowned singer abandons the opera house for the truth of the streets. A gorgeous prostitute. A tough-talking taxi driver. A global trader. A teenage dreamer. Everyone’s looking for something." Simon Stephens' new play explores the possibility of love in a fractured urban world.

Jamie Cameron is currently appearing in 'Once the Musical' in the West End. His previous theatre credits include 'Orpheus and Eurydice' (Old Vic Tunnels), 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Relish' (both National Youth Theatre).

Noma Dumezweni's recent theatre credits include '‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore' (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), 'Belong' (Royal Court) and 'Henry V' (Michael Grandage Company, West End). She won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performer in 'A Raisin in the Sun' at the Young Vic.

Jack Farthing's theatre credits include 'Bang Bang Bang' (Royal Court), 'Helen' and 'Romeo and Juliet' (both Shakespeare's Globe) and 'The Odyssey' (National Theatre).

John Light is currently appearing in 'Taken At Midnight'. His previous Almeida credits include 'The Master Builder', 'Certain Young Men', 'The Cenci' and 'The Tower'.

Harry Napier’s theatre credits include 'Macbeth of Fire and Ice' (Arcola Theatre), 'Amadeus' (Wilton's Music Hall), 'As You Like It' (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and 'Canterbury Tales' (Southwark Playhouse).

Sharon Small has starred in 'Men Should Weep' and 'London Cuckold' (both National Theatre), 'Life is a Dream' and 'Threepenny Opera' (both Donmar Warehouse) and 'Spur of the Moment' (Royal Court).

Viktoria Vizin is an internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano whose name is often seen in the world’s most prestigious houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Hungarian State Opera House and Royal Opera House Covent Garden. She completed her 100th Carmen performance at the Budapest State Opera House in 2012.

Katie West most recently appeared as Ophelia opposite Maxine Peake’s 'Hamlet' in the Manchester Royal Exchange production. Other theatre credits include 'Macbeth' (Manchester International Festival/Park Avenue Armory, New York), 'Blind-Sided' (Royal Exchange), 'The Thrill of Love' (New Vic Theatre) and 'A Taste of Honey'.

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