Cast announced for My City by Stephen Poliakoff at Almeida

Casting announced for the world premiere of My City, written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, which opens at the Almeida Theatre, an off west end venue in north London, on 15 Sep 2011, following previews from 8 Sep - running to 5 Nov 2011.

Joining previously mentioned Tracey Ullman (Lambert), are David Troughton (Minken), Tom Riley (Richard), Hannah Arterton (Waitress), Sian Brooke (Julie), Sorcha Cusack (Summers).

Designed by Lez Brotherson, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by Ben and Max Ringham.

How would you feel if, 15 years after you last saw them, you bumped into the one person who had the biggest influence on your life? On a dusky evening, Richard Kenton finds his primary school headmistress lying on a park bench in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. As he becomes reacquainted with her and the other teachers that helped shape him, memories of their vivid and imaginative lessons come to life and their tales of London inspire him once more.

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