Cast announced for Red Bud by Brett Neveu at Royal Court

Casting has been announced for Red Bud, by Brett Neveu, which opens at the Royal Court Upstairs 25 Oct 2010, following previews from 21 Oct - running to 13 Nov 2010.

The cast includes Lisa Palfrey (Jen), Trevor White ( Bill), Peter McDonald (Greg), Roger Evans (Shane), Hywel Simons (Jason), Isabel Ellison (Jana).

It is directed by Jo McInnes, designed by Tom Hadley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Fergus O’Hare.

An American drama about the creeping spread of middle age. ‘Red Buuuud!’ rings out across the camp as five friends gather in ritual homage at the annual Motorcross championship. Greg used to ride with speed and style, but this year he brings his pregnant wife instead of his bike. Times have changed. As they relive past glories, the haze of beer and smoke can’t disguise their fading friendship.

Lisa Palfrey returns to the Royal Court after appearing in Ingredient X earlier this year. Her other London stage credits include Festen at the Almeida and the West End, Under the Blue Sky at the Royal Court and The Iceman Cometh at the Almeida.

Trevor White London stage credits include Macbeth at Regents Park Open Air, Enron at the Royal Court and the West End, Aunt Dan and Lemon at the Royal Court. On film, he has appeared in The Whisteblower, The Dark Knight and Die Another Day.

Peter McDonald's London stage credits include Dancing at Lughnasa at the Old Vic and Nocturne at the Almeida.

Roger Evans has appeared on film in A Bit of Tom Jones, Atonement, All or Nothing and Human Traffic.

Hywel Simons has appeared on film in Enigma and Shakespeare in Love on film.

Isabel Ellison makes her professional stage debut.

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