Cast update for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot & Rosmersholm at the Almeida

Cast update for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot & Rosmersholm at the Almeida

Casting has been confirmed for the Almeida Theatre and Headlong co-production of, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, which opens at the Almeida Theatre 3 April 2008, following previews from 28 March - running to 10 May 2008

The cast includes Douglas Henshall (Satan), Gawn Grainger (Caiaphas The Elder/Saint Matthew), Susan Lynch (Fabiana Aziza Cunningham), Joseph Mawle (Judas Iscariot), Shane Attwooll (Butch Honeywell), Amanda Boxer (Henrietta Iscariot), Ron Cephas Jones (Pontius Pilate/Uncle Pino), Josh Cohen (Sigmund Freud/Saint Thomas), Dona Croll (Gloria/Mother Theresa), Edward Hogg (Jesus of Nazareth), Corey Johnson (Judge/Soldier), Mark Lockyer (Yusef El-Fayoumy), John MacMillan (Bailiff/Simon the Zealot), Poppy Miller (Loretta/Mary Magdalene/Sister Glenna) and Jessika Williams (Saint Monica).

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Rupert Goold, designed by Anthony Ward, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by Adam Cork.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a time-bending, serio-comic drama in an imagined world between Heaven and Hell that re-examines the plight and fate of The New Testament’s most infamous sinner. Throughout the play figures ranging from Pontius Pilate to Sigmund Freud are called to testify in a trial of 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Judas Iscariot.' Guirgis uses the violent, chaotic energy of modern America, and particularly of New York, to explore timeless questions of free will and responsibility, of faith and fate.

Douglas Henshall theatre credits include "The Cryptogram" for the Donmar Warehouse, "Death of a Salesman" for the Lyric Theatre, "The Coast of Utopia" for the National Theatre, "American Buffalo" for the Young Vic and "The Relapse" for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His film credits include "Flying Lessons", "It’s All About Love" and "Ripley Underground". His television credits include Professor Nick Cutter in ITV1’s science-fiction series "Primeval", "The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle", "Dalziel and Pascoe".

Other cast news at the Almeida: Paul Moriarty, Veronica Quilligan and Peter Sullivan join prevously mentioned Paul Hilton, Helen Mccrory & Malcolm Sinclair in Anthony Page’s production Of Ibsen’s Rosmersholm, which opens at the Almeida Theatre, 22 May 2008, following previews from 15 May 208 - running to 5 July 2008. For generations the house of Rosmer has been a stronghold of religious and political conservatism, but great changes are taking place at Rosmersholm. The tragic suicide of his wife and the influence of the mysterious Rebecca West bring former clergyman Rosmer’s new libertarian beliefs into the light. But the past won’t easily release him. Written in 1886, Ibsen’s play charts the struggle between freedom and the cruelty of conscience in an age of political division. Isolated by their beliefs and afraid of the force of their love Rosmer and Rebecca’s journey races them to an astonishing conclusion.

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