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Cast for Churchill's Love and Information at Royal Court
Casting has been announced for Love and Information, by Caryl Churchill, which opens at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs 14 Sep 2012, following previews from 6 Sep - running to 13 Oct 2012.
The cast of 16, who will play over 100 characters, is Nikki Amuka-Bird, Linda Bassett, Scarlett Brookes, Amanda Drew, Laura Elphinstone, Susan Engel, John Heffernan, Joshua James, Paul Jesson, Billy Matthews, Justin Salinger, Amit Shah, Rhashan Stone, Josh Williams, Nell Williams, Sarah Woodward.
Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won't answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone's not ready to talk. Someone is her brother's mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone's never felt like this before.
It is directed by James Macdonald, designed by Miriam Buether , lighting by Peter Mumford, costumes by Laura Hopkins, sound by Christopher Shutt.
Linda Bassett last appeared at the Royal Court in In Basildon, Wastwater, The Stone and Lucky Dog, as well as East is East, which started life in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in 1997. Amanda Drew last appeared at the Royal Court in ENRON, The Stone, Faces in the Crowd and The Ugly One. Elsewhere, her recent credits include Twelfth Night at the National Theatre, Butley in the West End. She also played Dr May Wright in Eastenders on BBC1. Justin Salinger was last at the Royal Court in Bliss, Food Chain and Under the Blue Sky. His other credits include Cat in the Hat, Beauty and the Beast and Our Class at the National Theatre.