Cast update for Dying for It at the Almeida

Cast update for Dying for It at the Almeida

Cast update for Dying for It, Moira Buffini’s new free adaptation of Nikolai Erdman’s satirical comedy The Suicide, which opens at the Almeida Theatre 15 March 2007, following previews from 8 March - running to 28 April 2007

Cast includes: Tom Brooke (Semyon), Susan Brown (Serafima), Charlie Condou (Viktor), Michelle Dockery (Kleopatra), Barnaby Kay (Alexander), Paul Rider (Yegor), Tony Rohr (Father Yelpidy), Sophie Stanton (Margarita), Ronan Vibert (Aristarch) and Liz White (Masha).

It is directed by Kathy Burke, designed by Lez Brotherston with lighting by Paul Keogan.

Dying For It centres on Semyon, unemployed, living in the hallway and watching his wife Masha slave all the hours God sends. When his last hope to earn a crust and gain some self-respect disappears, he decides to take his own life. Word gets out of his intention and he finds himself inundated with visitors begging him to die on their behalf. On the night he is to shoot himself they hold a party, at which point events spiral to a glorious climax.

Tom Brooke's London theatre credits includes A Single Act for Hampstead Theatre, Wild East for the Royal Court and Some Voices for the Young Vic. His television work includes Thieves Like Us, Coming Up and D Day Landings.

Susan Brown's London theatre credits includes Road and Downfall for the Royal Court, The House of Bernarda Alba for The Gate, Cardiff East and Playing with Fire for the National Theatre and Easter, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III for the RSC. Her film and television work includes Road, September Song, Prime Suspect, Absolute Hell and Hope and Glory.

Charlie Condou's London theatre credits includes Cracked for Hampstead Theatre and After the Rain for the Gate. His film and television work includes Nathan Barley, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, The Impressionists and Charlotte Gray.

Michelle Dockery's London theatre credits includes Pillars of the Community, The UN Inspector and His Dark Materials, all for the National Theatre. Her television work includes Fingersmith and The Hogfather.

Barnaby Kay's London theatre credits includes Blues for Mr Charlie for the Tricycle, Macbeth at the Albery Theatre, Mouth to Mouth for the Royal Court, Closer for the National Theatre and The Herbal Bed at the Duchess Theatre, as well as many productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His film work includes Conspiracy, Shakespeare in Love, Oscar and Lucinda and Croupier. His television work includes The Government Inspector, Spooks, Blonde Bombshell and Life As We Know It.

Tony Rohr's London theatre credits includes The Field for the Tricycle, The Weir, The Kitchen and Saved, all for the Royal Court, The Painter of Dishonour for the RSC and Bohemian Lights at The Gate. His film and television work includes The Time of Your Life, Waking The Dead, Titanic Town, Father Ted and Middlemarch.

Paul Rider's London theatre credits includes Coriolanus at the Globe, Women Beware Women for the RSC, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Albery Theatre and Chicago at the Adelphi. His film work includes A Cock and Bull Story and Topsy Turvy. On television his work includes Doc Martin, French and Saunders, My Family and Murder Most Horrid.

Sophie Stanton's London theatre credits includes Market Boy for the National Theatre, Bright for Soho Theatre. Her television work includes Fingersmith, Coupling, The Vice and The Unknown Soldier. Her film work includes Closer, Shadowlands and Beautiful Thing.

Ronan Vibert's London theatre credits includes War and Peace for the National Theatre, Antarctica at the Savoy Theatre. His film and television work includes Rome, Waking the Dead, Mary Shelley, The Pianist, Killing Me Softly and Peter Ackroyd’s London.

Liz White's London theatre credits includes Plasticine for the Royal Court. Her television and film work includes Vera Drake, Vincent, Life on Mars, Teachers and A Thing Called Love.

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