Casting announced for Liberian Girl at the Royal Court

Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of a new play by first time writer Diana Nneka Atuona Liberian Girl which runs at the Royal Court Theatre in west London from 7 to 31 January 2015, with an official opening on 13 January 2015.

The cast includes Cecilia Noble, who was recently nominated for an Olivier Award for her role in 'The Amen Corner' at the National Theatre and who last performed at the Royal Court in 'Truth and Reconciliation', and Fraser James who has previously worked with director Matthew Dunster on 'Mogadishu', 'Troilus & Cressida', 'The Frontline' and 'Love the Sinner'.

They will be joined by Landry Adelard, Michael Ajao, Mariéme Diouf, Edward Kagutuzi, Valentine Olukoga, Weruche Opia and Juma Sharkah.

Between 1989 and 2003 the Civil War in Liberia saw over 200,000 people killed, a million others displaced into refugee camps, and over 15,000 children recruited into ‘Small Boys Units’. The play explores issues of sexual violence in conflict and examines the female experience of war.

The production is directed by Matthew Dunster and features designs by Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Philip Gladwell, sound design by George Dennis and fight direction by Kate Waters.

Liberian Girl is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, which aims to discover and support the next generation of world class playwrights, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

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