Casting confirmed for "Enemies" at Almeida

Casting confirmed for "Enemies" at Almeida

Casting has been confirmed for Enemies by Gorky, new version by David Hare, which opens at the Almeida Theatre 11 May 2006, following previews from 5 May - running to 24 June 2006.

The cast includes:Sean Chapman (Zakhar Bardin), Jack Davenport (Yakov Bardin), Amanda Drew (Tatyana), Amanda Root (Polina Bardin), Martin Barron (Akimov), John Benfield (Kon), Sean Gilder (Michail Skrobotov/Captain Boboyedov) Patrick Godfrey (General Pechenegov), John Higgins (Grekov), Toby Kebbell (Sintsov), Stephen Noonan (Nikolai Skrobotov), Edward Peel (Levshin), Glynn Sweet (Police Superintendent), Graham Turner (Pologii), Tony Turner (Yagodin), Robin Weaver (Kleopatra Skrobotov), Matthew Wilson (Ryabstov), Sandra Voe (Agrafina), Deka Walmsley (Kvach) and Jodie Whittaker (Nadya).

It is directed by Michael Attenborough, designed by Simon Higlett , lighting by Tim Mitchell, and sound by Paul Arditti.

Set on a family estate in provincial Russia in 1907, Gorky's powerful drama focuses on a struggle between workers and industrialists. Caught in the middle, the well intentioned liberal- minded owner's brother is slain in a scuffle with a workman. The ensuing investigation uncovers a political fervour that sweeps the countryside.

Sean Chapman's theatre work includes Certain Young Men for the Almeida, the award-winning Angels in America and Rutherford and Son for the National Theatre. His film work includes Football Factory, Gangster No. 1, The Fourth Protocol and Hellraiser. His television work includes New Tricks, Trial & Retribution, Silent Witness and The Commander II.

Jack Davenport's theatre work includes How to Lose Friends and Alienate People for Soho Theatre, Lady Windermere's Fan at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and The Servant at the Lyric Hammersmith. On television he is best known for his roles in the BBC TV series This Life (Miles) and Coupling (Steve). His other television work includes The Asylum, Ultra-Violet and Miss Marple: The Body in the Library. His film work includes The Libertine, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Talented Mr Ripley, Career Girls and Fierce Creatures.

Amanda Drew's theatre work includes Otherwise Engaged at the Criterion Theatre, Madame Bovary for Shared Experience, The Malcontent, Eastward Ho! and Jubilee all for the Royal Shakespeare Company, John Gabriel Borkman and The Way of the World for the National Theatre and Man of Mode and The Libertine for The Royal Court. Her television work includes Golden Hour, Tough Love and Soldier Soldier and her film work includes Mrs Dalloway.

Stephen Noonan's theatre credits include The Odyssey at the Lyric Hammersmith, Jubilee and Love in a Wood for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Lenny at the Queens Theatre, Gross Indecency at the Gielgud Theatre and Major Barbara at the Piccadilly Theatre. His television credits include Waking the Dead, The Divine Michelangelo, Ultimate Force, Death in Holy Orders, Small Potatoes and Comedy Nation. His film work includes Clarion's Call, Blackball, I'll Be There, Gypsy Woman, Macbeth and L'Affaire du Collier.

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