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Cast announced for The Treatment at the Almeida Theatre
Cast announced for Martin Crimp's new satire.
Aisling Loftus, Matthew Needham, Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas will star in the production which runs from 24 April to 10 June 2017, with an official opening on 24 April.
"A film studio. A young woman has an urgent story to tell. But here, people are products, movies are money and sex sells. And the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit."
The Treatment will be designed by Giles Cadle, with lighting by Neil Austin, composition by Rupert Cross, fight direction by Bret Yount, sound by Chris Shutt and choreography by Arthur Pita.
Martin Crimp’s plays include In the Republic of Happiness; Play House; The City; Fewer Emergencies; Cruel and Tender (written for director Luc Bondy); Face to the Wall; The Country; Attempts on her Life; Getting Attention; No One Sees the Video; Play with Repeats; Dealing with Clair; and Definitely the Bahamas.
Lyndsey Turner previously directed Chimerica for the Almeida, which then transferred to the West End and won 5 Olivier Awards including Best Director and Best New Play. Other theatre credits include Faith Healer; Fathers and Sons; and Philadelphia, Here I Come! at the Donmar Warehouse; Hamlet at the Barbican; Posh and Contractions at the Royal Court; and Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at the National Theatre where Lyndsey is an Associate Director.
Tickets for The Treatment are now on sale.