Cast announced for Children's Children at Almeida Theatre
Casting has been announced for Children's Children by Matthew Dunster, which opens at the Almeida Theatre, an Off West End venue in Angel, north London, on 24 May 2012, following previews from 17 May - running to 30 June 2012.
The cast comprises Emily Berrington (Effie), Beth Cordingly (Louisa), Darrell D’Silva (Michael), Trevor Fox (Gordon), John MacMillan (Castro), Sally Rogers (Sally).
It is directed by Jeremy Herrin , designed by Robert Innes Hopkins , lighting by Neil Austin , sound by Ian Dickinson.
Michael and Gordon have been best friends since acting college. Now, 20 years later, Michael is Mr Saturday Night TV but failing actor Gordon is struggling with enormous debts. Meanwhile Gordon’s daughter Effie couldn't care less about her Dad's problems – she is far more interested in the film that her cool boyfriend is making and setting up an ecologically sound clothing label. When Gordon asks Michael to lend him a large sum of money it sets in motion a series of events that reveal irreparable cracks in the characters’ relationships.
Emily Berrington (Effie) is in her final year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is currently filming Michael Winterbottom’s King of Soho alongside Anna Friel and Steve Coogan. Beth Cordingly has appeared most recently in A Round Heeled Woman at the Aldwych, Once Bitten for the Orange Tree Theatre, Semi Monde at the Lyric. Darrell D’Silva was part of the Royal Shakespeare Company ensemble between 2009-11 during which time he played Mark Anthony in both Anthony and Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. His other theatre credits include The Lying Kind for the Royal Court and Royal Hunt of the Sun and The Rose Tattoo for the National Theatre. Trevor Fox theatre credits include The Pitmen Painters for the National Theatre, on Broadway and at the Duchess Theatre, and Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. John MacMillan stage credits include 'Rosencrantz' in Hamlet at the Donmar Warehouse. He was last at the Almeida in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Sally Rogers theatre credits include The Duchess of Malfi, Billy Liar and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui for the National Theatre as well as Uganda and The People are Friendly at the Royal Court.