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Cast update for Tribes by Nina Raine at the Royal Court
Cast update for Tribes by Nina Raine, which opens at the Royal Court Downstairs 20 Oct 2010, following previews from 14 Oct - running to 13 Nov 2010.
The cast includes Kika Markham, Jacob Casselden, Stanley Townsend, Michelle Terry, Harry Treadaway, Phoebe Waller-Bridge .
It is directed by Roger Michell, designed by Mark Thompson , lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by John Leonard.
Dissection of belonging, family and the limitations of communication. Billy's fiercely intelligent and proudly unconventional family are their own tiny empire, with their own private language, jokes and rules. You can be as rude as you like, as possessive as you like, as critical as you like. Arguments are an expression of love. After all, you'd do anything for each other - wouldn't you? But Billy, who is deaf, is one of the few who actually listens. Meeting Sylvia makes him finally want to be heard; can he get a word in edgeways?
Kika Markham plays Billy’s mother, Beth. Her extensive stage and screen credits include The Permanent Way for Out of Joint Theatre Company at the National Theatre in 2004, Song at Twilight at the Gielgud, where she appeared with her late husband Corin Redgrave in 1999 and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress. On screen, her credits include Minder, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Waking the Dead.
Jacob Casselden plays 18 year old Billy, the only deaf son in the family. His previous credits includes the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and film short Nectar.
Stanley Townsend plays Christopher, Billy’s father. His recent credits include Phedre, Gethsemane, Happy Now and Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre, The Alice Trilogy, Shining City and The Weir at the Royal Court.
Michelle Terry plays Sylvia, Billy’s new found friend. Her credits include London Assurance, Alls Well that Ends Well and England People Very Nice at the National Theatre.
Harry Treadaway play Billy’s Brother Daniel. His previous credits include Ghosts in the West End and with twin brother Luke at the Royal Court in Mark Ravenhill’s Over There.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge plays Ruth. Her credits include Like A Fishbone and 2nd May 1997, for which she was nominated for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards at the Bush Theatre, Rope at the Almeida Theatre and Roaring Trade at the Soho Theatre.