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Casts announced for three 2012 plays at Young Vic.
Casts have been announced for The Changeling, Bingo and Wild Swans at The Young Vic:
26 Jan 2012 - 25 Feb 2012
The Changeling, written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. Cast includes Jessica Raine (Beatrice Joanna), Daniel Cerqueira (De Flores), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Tomazo/ Antonio), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Alsemero), Charlotte Lucas (Diaphanta/ Isabella), Alex Bennett (Jasperino). Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, design by Ultz, lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Paul Arditti. Beautiful Beatrice-Joanna is in love, so she hires the repellent De Flores to kill the man her father wants her to marry. But once the deed is done Beatrice discovers it’s not money or jewels that De Flores intends to claim as his reward, but something far more precious. The Changeling is a tale of how love and sex can drive us mad.
16 Feb 2012 - 31 Mar 2012
Bingo, written by Edward Bond. Joining previously mentioned Patrick Stewart (William Shakespeare), are Richard McCabe, Matthew Marsh, Catherine Cusack Tom Godwin, Ellie Haddington , Joanne Howarth, Kieron Jecchinis, John McEnery, Alex Price, Michelle Tate. Directed by Angus Jackson, lighting by Tim Mitchell, designed by Robert Innes-Hopkins, produced by Young Vic/Chichester Festival Theatre. With the glory years of London behind him, William Shakespeare finds himself in a moral dilemma. Faced with the same situation as his greatest creation King Lear, what should he do with his land and his power?
13 Apr 2012 - 13 May 2012
Wild Swans, written by Jung Chang, adapted by Alexandra Wood. Cast Includes Katie Leung, Oliver Biles, Eric Chan, Annie Chang, Ka-Ling Cheung, Victor Chi, Celeste Den, Joanne Fong, Jon Kit Lee, Orion Lee, Jennifer Lim, Les Mau, Ron Nakahara, Zenghui Qiu and Julyana Soelistyo. Directed by Sacha Wares, design by Miriam Buether, lighting by D M Wood, choreography by Leon Baugh, costume by Moritz Junge. China at the heart of the 20th Century. A nation transformed beyond recognition. Through the eyes of one fiercely courageous family, Wild Swans takes us on a journey from the early days of Communist hope and struggle, through the chaos and confusion of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, to the birth of a superpower.