Full cast announced for How to Hold Your Breath

The full cast has been announced for the Royal Court Theatre's upcoming production of How to Hold Your Breath which runs at the west London venue from 4 February to 21 March 2015, with an official opening on 10 February 2015.

The production, which is written by Zinnie Harris, will be directed by the Royal Court’s Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone and will play at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.

Joining the previously announced Maxine Peake will be Christine Bottomley, Neil D'Souza, Peter Forbes, Siobhán McSweeney, Danusia Samal and Michael Shaeffer.

Starting with a seemingly innocent one night stand, Zinnie Harris's play dives into our recent European history and provides an epic look at the true cost of our principles and how we live now.

It will feature stage designs by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Paul Constable, music by Stuart Earl and movement by Ann Yee.

Christine Bottomley has previously appeared at the Royal Court in 'Alaska' and 'Ladybird'. Her other theatre credits include 'Uncle Vanya' and 'Spring Awakening' at the Young Vic and 'A Single Act' and 'Osama the Hero' at the Hampstead Theatre.

Neil D'Souza's previous Royal Court credits include the recent production of 'Khandan'. He has also appeared in 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'Midnight's Children' for the RSC, and 'The Honest Whore' and 'The Merchant Of Venice' for Shakespeare's Globe.

Peter Forbes’ recent theatre credits include 'Afterlife' and 'Never so Good' at the National Theatre, along with 'Black Watch' for the National Theatre of Scotland. He has also appeared in 'The Winter’s Tale' for the RSC and 'The Same Deep Water As Me' at the Donmar Warehouse.

Siobhán McSweeney most recently appeared in 'Fathers and Sons' at the Donmar Warehouse and 'The Captain of Köpenick' at the National Theatre.

Danusia Samal's previous theatre credits include 'The House That Will Not Stand' and 'Circles' at the Tricycle Theatre, as well as 'Billy the Girl' at the Soho Theatre and 'Project Night' at the Arcola Theatre.

Michael Shaeffer has previously appeared at the Royal Court in 'Friday Night Sex' and 'Burn'. He was most recently on stage at the Almeida Theatre in 'Little Revolution' and 'Mr Burns'.

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