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Filumena cast update at Almeida Theatre from 15 Mar 2012
The remaining cast has been announced for Filumena, written by Eduardo De Filippo, in a new English version by Tanya Ronder, which is at the Almeida Theatre, an off West End venue in Islington, from 15 Mar 2012 - 12 May 2012.
Joining the previously mentioned Samantha Spiro (Filumena) are Geoffrey Freshwater (Alfredo), Victoria Lloyd (Lucia/Teresina), Luke Norris (Riccardo), Emily Plumtree (Diana), Sheila Reid (Rosalia), Richard Riddell (Michele), Brodie Ross (Umberto), Edmund Wiseman (Nocella/Waiter), Clive Wood (Domenico).
Directed by Michael Attenborough, designed by Rob Jones, sound by John Leonard, lighting by Tim Mitchell, produced by Almeida Theatre.
In the balmy heat of late ‘40s Naples, Filumena Marturano lies on her deathbed waiting to marry Domenico Soriano, the man who has kept her as his mistress for twenty-five years. But no sooner has the priest completed the ceremony, than Filumena makes a miraculous recovery. As he reels in shock, Domenico discovers that this brilliant, iron-willed woman has a few more surprises for him.