Colin Morgan and Ellie Kendrick to star in Gloria at The Hampstead Theatre

Full casting announced for Jacobs-Jenkins' London premiere.

Colin Morgan and Ellie Kendrick to star in Gloria at The Hampstead Theatre

The Hampstead Theatre in north London have announced full casting for the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ comedy Gloria which runs at their main house from 15 June to 22 July 2017.

Colin Morgan and Ellie Kendrick will star in the production alongside Kae Alexander, Sian Clifford, Bayo Gbadamosi and Bo Poraj.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "razor-sharp comic drama about ambition, office warfare and hierarchies" originally opened Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2015 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016.

"In the offices of a notorious Manhattan magazine, a group of ruthless editorial assistants vie for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they’re thirty. But trapped between Starbucks runs, jaded gossip and endless cubicle walls, best-selling memoir fodder is thin on the ground - that is until inspiration arrives with a bang…"

The production is directed by Michael Longhurst and is designed by Lizzie Clachan with lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Ben and Max Ringham.

Morgan's stage credits include the West End production of Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre, The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe), Our Private Life (Royal Court), A Prayer For My Daughter, Vernon God Little (Young Vic) and All About My Mother (The Old Vic). He is most well-known for his TV roles in 'Merlin' and 'The Fall'.

Ellie Kendrick’s recent theatre credits include Cyrano de Bergerac (Southwark Playhouse), Pests, The Low Road, In the Republic of Happiness (Royal Court) and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe). Her recent television credits include 'Game of Thrones' and 'Misfits'.

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