Full cast for The Hairy Ape at the Old Vic

The Old Vic has announced the full cast for The Hairy Ape, which will run at the venue from 17 October to 21 November 2015, with an official opening on 29 October 2015.

Joining the previously announced Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel (as Robert Smith 'Yank') will be Adam Burton (Secretary), Buffy Davis (Aunt), Callum Dixon (Long), Steffan Rhodri (Paddy), Rosie Sheehy (Mildred), Nicholas Karimi (Second Engineer), Christopher Akrill, Charlie Cameron, Okorie Chukwu, Phil Hill, Ben Lee, Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins, Luke Murphy and Elan James.

Synopsis: "The story of story of Yank, a labourer who revels in his status as the strongest stoker on a transatlantic ocean liner. But when Yank is called a ‘filthy beast’ by the overbred daughter of a steel merchant, he experiences an awakening of consciousness that leads him on a journey through the wealthy neighbourhoods and disenfranchised underbelly of New York society. Searching for a way to belong, Yank is forced to confront primal questions about his true place in the world."

The Hairy Ape is written by Nobel prize-winner Eugene O'Neill and has been described as "an iconic piece of American drama". The production will be directed by Richard Jones, with set design by Stewart Laing, lighting by Mimi Jordan Sherin and sound by Sarah Angliss.

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