Full cast announced for Ruined by Lynn Nottage at Almeida
The full cast has been announced for Ruined by Lynn Nottage, which opens at the off West End venue, Almeida Theatre, 22 April 2010, following previews from 15 April - running to 5 June 2010
Joining the previously announced Jenny Jules (Mama) and Lucian Msamati (Christian) are Damola Adelaja (Simon), David Ajala (Fortune), Michelle Asante (Salima), Silas Carson (Mr Harari), Kehinde Fadipe (Josephine), Joel Kangudi (Soldier/Laurent), Okezie Morro (Jerome Kisembe), Wunmi Mosaku (Sophie) and Steve Toussaint (Commander Osembenga).
It is directed by Indhu Rubasingham, designed by Robert Jones with lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Christopher Shutt.
A small mining town deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Mama Nadi’s bar her rules apply. No arguments, no politics, no guns. When two new girls tainted with the stigma of their recent past arrive, Mama is forced to reassess her business priorities and personal loyalties. As tales of local atrocities spread and tensions between rebels and government militia rise, the realities of life in civil war provide the ultimate test of the human spirit.