Cast update at Almeida


Cast update at Almeida

Cast update for two Almeida productions...

Waste, by Harley Granville Barker, directed by Samuel West, opens 2 Oct 2008, following previews from 25 Sep - running to 15 Nov 2008. Cast includes Nancy Carroll (Amy O’Connell), Will Keen (Henry Trebell), Richard Cordery (Russell Blackborough), Patrick Drury (Justin O’Connell), Peter Eyre (Lord Charles Cantilupe), Helen Lindsay (Countess Mortimer/Bertha), Hugh Ross (Cyril Horsham) and Michael Thomas (George Farrant).(Final casting will be announced shortly) Radical independent politician Henry Trebell is persuaded to join the Conservative Party in order to champion his Bill to Disestablish the Church of England and to use its funds to finance a vast education programme. But a liaison with a married woman, who dies after aborting their child, brings private scandal into the political arena.

In A Dark Dark House , by Neil LaBute, directed by Michael Attenborough, opens 27 Nov 2008, following previews from 20 Nov - running to 17 Jan 2009. Cast includes Steven Mackintosh (Drew), David Morrissey (Terry). (Final casting will be announced shortly). Two brothers brought together as one undergoes court-ordered rehab. The forced reunion brings to light barely-hidden animosities between the two and their troubled legacy, both inside and outside their dark family home.

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