Cast announced for Routes by Rachel De-lahay

The cast has been announced for Routes , a new play by Rachel De-lahay, which opens at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs 25 Sep 2013, following previews from 20 Sep - running to 12 Oct 2013

Cast includes Peter Bankolé (Olufemi), Fiston Barek (Bashir), Calvin Demba (Kola), Claire Lams (Lisa), Anamaria Marinca (Anka), Seun Shote (Abiola).

Looking at immigration and exile, and finding where you belong. Ali and Siar want to get out of where they are. Anka got in and is here for good. Olufemi is being coached to break back in. Bashir has been here forever but he’s just been sent to limbo. Lisa wants to send them all home. Welcome to England.

It is directed by Simon Godwin, designed by Paul Wills, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by David McSeveney.

Peter Bankolé’s is currently starring in Fences at the Duchess Theatre. Fiston Barek’s last appeared at the Royal Court in truth and reconciliation by debbie tucker green. Calvin Demba’s television credits include Youngers, Casualty and Hollyoaks. The part of Kola in Routes is his first major stage role. Claire Lams last appeared at the Royal Court in Harvest by Richard Bean. Her theatre credits include One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, in the West End and on Broadway. Anamaria Marinca’s London credits include 4.48 Psychosis at the Young Vic. Her film credits include Europa, The Countess and 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 3 Days, which won the Palm D’Or at Cannes. Anamaria won a Best Actress BAFTA in 2005 for her performance in Sex Traffic. Seun Shote’s theatre credits include Our Country’s Good for Original Theatre, Pinching for my Soul for Focus Theatre, Salome for Headlong and Death and the King’s Horseman for the National Theatre.

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