Full cast announced for Cause Celebre at Old Vic Theatre
The full cast has been announced for Cause Celebre, by Terence Rattigan, which opens at the Old Vic Theatre 29 March 2011, following previews from 17 March - booking to 11 June 2011.
Joining previously mentioned Anne-Marie Duff as 'Alma Rattenbury', is Niamh Cusack as 'Edith Davenport'. The cast also includes Lucy Black, Timothy Carlton, Simon Chandler, Richard Clifford, Oliver Coopersmith, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Freddie Fox, Jenny Galloway, Patrick Godfrey, Nicholas Jones, Tommy McDonnell, Lucy Robinson, Tristan Shepherd, Richard Teverson, Sarah Waddell, Michael Webber, Tristram Wymark
It is directed by Thea Sharrock, designed by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Ian Dickinson.
Based on the true story of Alma Rattenbury who went on trial with her 18-year-old lover for the murder of her husband. Condemned by the public more for her seduction of a young boy than for any involvement she may have had in her husband’s death, Alma’s fate is left in the hands of the socially and sexually repressed jury forewoman, Edith.
Niamh Cusack's London theatre credits include Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle), Andersen’s English (Hampstead Theatre and UK tour), Dancing at Lughnasa at The Old Vic, The Enchantment and Nicholas Hytner’s His Dark both at The National Theatre. Her television credits include ITV’s Fallen Angel, The Last Detective and the popular drama series Heartbeat.