Casting update: Michael Sheen & David Ryall in The UN Inspector at The National


Casting update: Michael Sheen & David Ryall in The UN Inspector at The National

Casting update for The UN Inspector, which opens at the Olivier, NT 16 June 2005, following previews from 7 June. Michael Sheen will play Carson, the UN Inspector, David Ryall will play Justice.

Public booking opens 3 March 2005

Michael Sheen's London stage credits include "CALIGULA" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2003; "LOOK BACK IN ANGER" at the Lyttelton, NT in 1999; "AMADEUS" at the Old Vic in 1998; "THE HOMECOMING" at the Lyttelton, NT in 1997; "HENRY V" for RSC at the Barbican Theatre in 1997; "ENDS OF THE EARTH" at the Cottesloe, NT in 1996.

David Ryall's London stage credits include "DEMOCRACY" at the Cottsloe, NT in 2003 & Wyndham's in 2004; "BACCHAI" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2002; "LENNY" at the Queens Theatre in 1999; "THE INVENTION OF LOVE" at the Haymarket in 1998; "THE MYSTERIES" for the RSC at the Barbican Pit in 1998; "IN THE COMPANY OF MEN" for the RSC at the Barbican Pit in 1996; "WILD OATS" at the Lyttelton, NT in 1995

The play is directed by David Farr, design by Ti Green, lighting by Mark Henderson, with music by Keith Clouston.

Spotted at the Marriott by government aides in search of a decent cappuccino, a British businessman nonentity is mistaken for the dreaded UN inspector. While he exploits the situation for all it's worth, presidential panic ensues as ex-Soviet Ministers make farcical attempts to cover up the corruption that lies at the State's core.

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