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Cast announced for Donmar's new play The Vote
The Donmar Warehouse has announced casting for its upcoming new play for theatre and television The Vote by James Graham, which will run at the central London venue from 24 April – 6 May 2015, with a live broadcast on More4 on Thursday 7 May 2015 at 8.30pm - the exact time of which the play is set.
The ensemble cast of actors who will represent the team of polling station volunteers, polling officers and the voting public will include: Fisayo Akinade, Jade Anouka, Madalena Alberto, Nicholas Burns, Paul Chahidi, Jackie Clune, Pandora Colin, Rosalie Craig, Heather Craney, Judi Dench, Rachel Denning, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Llewella Gideon, Alice Hewkin, Kadiff Kirwan, Aïcha Kossoko, Wanda Opalinska, Bill Paterson, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Nina Sosanya, Catherine Tate, Yusra Warsama, Timothy West and Finty Williams.
The Vote looks at what happens in Britain on election night through the eyes of those at the polling station. "Every five years we assert our right as citizens to uphold or replace our government – but, characteristically, we do it in the most unremarkable and understated of ways –at local parish churches, primary schools and community centres across the country."
The production will run for two week at the Donmar Warehouse in the run-up to the live broadcast with tickets being made available through a ballot, which opens on Monday 30 March at 10am.
Commissioned for Channel 4 by John Hay, the production is directed by Josie Rourke with designs by Robert Jones, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, sound design by Nick Lidster, movement by Stephen Mear and composition by Michael Bruce.