Casting announced for The Nest by Franz Xaver Kroetz at the Young Vic

Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan will star in Conor McPherson’s new translation of The Nest.

The Nest

The Young Vic Theatre have today announced that Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan will star in Conor McPherson’s new translation of The Nest by Franz Xaver Kroetz which runs at the Maria Studio from 28 October to 26 November 2016, with an official opening on 31 October 2016.

Directed by Ian Rickson, the production will also feature an original score that will be recorded by PJ Harvey and James Johnston. This Lyric Theatre, Belfast and Young Vic co-production will also feature design by Alison Cummings, lighting by Zia Holly, sound by Gregory Clarke and movement by Andy Dawson.

"Kurt and Martha will soon become parents. They both work hard to provide for their new family, to give their child the best and most comfortable start in life. They have to - the perfect buggy doesn’t come cheap. But when Kurt’s boss offers him a chance to make some easy money, his decision threatens the health of his family and the entire community. Questioning the moral cost of an increasingly materialistic society, Ian Rickson’s production draws out the sharp relevance of this urgent and timely two-hander."

Caoilfhionn Dunne plays Martha, making her Young Vic debut. Her previous theatre credits include Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive and Fathers and Sons (Donmar Warehouse); Wild (Hampstead); Forever Yours, Mary-Lou (Ustinov, Bath); Our Country’s Good and The Veil (National Theatre).

Laurence Kinlan plays Kurt, making his Young Vic debut. His theatre credits include: The Cripple of Inishmaan (Druid); The Playboy of the Western World, The Plough and the Stars (Abbey); Poor Beast in the Rain, The Threepenny Opera (Gate); Saved (Peacock) and The Night Alive (Gaiety Theatre).

Tickets for the production are now on sale.

 

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