Cast for Dennis Kelly's new play at Royal Court

Casting has been announced for Dennis Kelly's new play The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas , which opens at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, 11 Sep 2013, following previews from 5 Sep - running to 19 Oct 2013.

The cast includes Tom Brooke (Gorge), Pippa Haywood, Joshua James, Jonathan McGuinness, Aaron Monaghan, Kate O'Flynn , Alan Williams.

It is directed by Vicky Featherstone, in the first full production she has directed since taking over as Artistic Director of the Royal Court in April 2013.

A dark morality tale: From the early promise of the 70s through to unrelenting capitalism of the 80s and 90s, follow Gorge on the journey from innocence to savage greed and knotted honesty, as he invents three golden rules for success, whatever the cost.

Tom Brooke played Lee in Jersualem at the Royal Court and in the West End. Other credits include The Kitchen at the National. Pippa Haywood last appeared at the Royal Court in Nick Payne’s Wanderlust. Joshua James last appeared at the Royal Court in Polly Stenham’s No Quarter and Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information. Other credits include The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe. Jonathan McGuiness’s theatre credits include Metamorphosis for Vesturport and the Lyric Hammersmith, Comedy Of Errors, The Tempest, Twelfth Night at the RSC. Aaron Monaghan’s recent theatre credits include King Lear, 16 Possible Glimpses, Translations, Arrah na Pogue, Christ Deliver Us at the Abbey Theatre Dublin. Kate O'Flynn last appeared at the Royal Court in Molly Davies’s The Miracle as part of the Young Writers Festival. Most recently, she played the lead in Simon Stephen’s play Port at the National Theatre. Alan Williams was part of the Royal Court’s weekly rep ensemble, appearing in The President has Come to See You, Mint and Talk Show. Previously he appeared at the Royal Court in Stoning Mary. Other credits include War Horse for the National Theatre and West End.

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