Casting confiormed for "Five Gold Rings" at Almeida

Casting confiormed for "Five Gold Rings" at Almeida

Casting has now been confirmed for the World Premiere of Five Gold Rings, by Joanna Laurens, which opens at the Almeida Theatre 18 Dec 03, following previews from 11 Dec 03, and booking to 17 Jan 04.

The cast includes David Calder, Will Keen, Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory , Indira Varma

David Calder plays Henry. His recent London theatre work includes "Little Foxe"s at the Donmar Warehouse and "Conversations After a Burial" at the Almeida. His television and film work includes "The Mayor of Casterbridge", "Bramwell" and "Mr In Between".

Will Keen plays Simon. His theatre work includes Tom Stoppard's "The Coast of Utopia" at the National Theatre, Neil Bartlett's production of "Pericles" at the Lyric Hammersmith. His film and television work includes "Martin Chuzzlewit", "Between the Lines" and "The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz".

Damian Lewis returns to the Almeida to play Daniel. His previous work for the Company includes Laertes in Jonathan Kent's production of "Hamlet". For the RSC his work includes "Cymbeline", "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Lyttel Eyolf". His film and television roles include Soames in "The Forsythe Saga", Jeffrey Archer in "The Truth" and Richard Winters in "Band of Brothers".

Helen McCrory plays Miranda. For the Almeida her work includes "Platonov" and "The Triumph of Love". Most recently she was seen at the Donmar Warehouse in Sam Mendes' productions of "Twelfth Night" and "Uncle Vanya" and previously at the National in "Fuente Ovejuna" and "The Seagull" and at the RSC in "Les Enfants du Paradis". Her film and television work includes the forthcoming "Charles II", "Carla", "The Jury", "North Square", "Anna Karenina" and "Charlotte Gray".

Indira Varma plays Freyja. Her recent theatre work includes "The Vortex" and "Privates on Parade" for the Donmar Warehouse, "Ivanov" for the National Theatre and Harold Pinter's "One For the Road" at the New Ambassadors and "Celebration" at the Almeida. Her film and television work includes "Mad Dog Blues", "In A Land of Plenty" and most recently,"Canterbury Tales".

Five Gold Rings is directed by Michael Attenborough and designed by Es Devlin.

Henry has invited his two sons and their wives to his home for Christmas. One son is sexually fertile, one is not. Five Gold Rings sees the conflicting needs of the two couples clash, intertwine and explode

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