Cast for The Silence of the Sea at Trafalgar Studios

Casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of The Silence of the Sea, by Vercors, in a version by Anthony Weigh, which opens at the 100-seat Trafalgar Studios 2 Theatre, 14 Jan 2013, following previews from 10 Jan, running to 2 Feb 2013, as part of the Donmar Trafalgar Season.

Directed by Simon Evans, the cast is Leo Bill, Simona Bitmate, Finbar Lynch . Designed by Ben Stones, lighting by David Plater, sound by Gregory Clarke.

This drama examines an excruciating dilemma faced by both the occupier and the occupied. In a time of conflict, a soldier is billeted to the home of an old man and his niece. Powerless to turn him away, they resist him with silence - a silence that becomes their most potent weapon.

Leo Bill’s London theatre credits include Posh at the Royal Court and Duke of York’s, School for Scandal at the Barbican and Pains of Youth, The Observer, The Hothouse and The Reporter all at the National Theatre.

Simona Bitmaté graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2010. She played Chacha in You Always Forget Something at the Arcola Theatre.

Finbar Lynch’s previous work for the Donmar includes Hecuba, The Green Fields Beyond, Fool for Love and Translations. His other theatre work includes Desire Under the Elms at the Lyric Hammersmith, The Duchess of Malfi at the Old Vic as well as numerous appearances at the RSC, National Theatre and the West End.

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