Full Cast for The Hothouse at Trafalgar Studios


The full cast has been announced for The Hothouse by Harold Pinter, directed by Jamie Lloyd, which opens at the Trafalgar Studios 1 theatre, on 9 May 2013, following previews from 4 May - running to 3 Aug 2013.

Joining previously mentioned Simon Russell Beale (Roote) & John Simm (Gibbs), are John Heffernan (Lush), Harry Melling (Lamb), Clive Rowe (Tubb), Christopher Timothy (Lobb), Indira Varma (Miss Cutts).

It’s Christmas Day in a nameless state-run mental institution where the inmates are subjected to a tirade of mindless cruelty. A maniacal and self-obsessed leader breeds a contagion of hierarchical savagery amongst his staff, who thrive on a noxious diet of delusion and deceit. 'Under a veil of devilish wit and subversive humour, Pinter’s biting political commentary on the perils of unchecked power is as vital and pertinent today as when it was written in the 50’s.'

John Heffernan’s London theatre credits include Love and Information at the Royal Court, The Physicists at the Donmar Warehouse, She Stoops to Conquer, Emperor And Galilean, After The Dance, The Habit of Art, Revenger’s Tragedy and Major Barbara all for the National Theatre.

Harry Melling is best known on screen as Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films. His London theatre credits include Smack Family Robinson at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, I am a Camera at Southwark Playhouse, When Did You Last See My Mother? at Trafalgar Studios, School for Scandal at the Barbican, Women Beware Women and Mother Courage for the National Theatre.

Clive Rowe’s London theatre credits include Kiss Me Kate at The Old Vic Theatre, No Naughty Bits at Hampstead Theatre, Company at the Donmar Warehouse, The Fantastics at the Duchess Theatre, Twelfth Night, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Troilus & Cressida all at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre and Carousel, Fuente Ovejuna, Caroline or Change, The Villains Opera, Money, Candide, Peter Pan, Guys and Dolls and Trackers all for the National Theatre.

Christopher Timothy’s is best known as Dr Mac in Doctors and James Herriot in All Creatures Great & Small. His London theatre credits include The Living Room at Jermyn Street Theatre, All the Fun of the Fair at the Garrick Theatre.

Indira Varma’s London theatre credits include Dance of Death, Twelfth Night, The Vortex and Privates on Parade all for the Donmar Warehouse, Ingredient X, The Vertical Hour and The Country at the Royal Court Theatre, The Skin of Our Teeth at the Young Vic, Five Gold Rings and Celebration at the Almeida Theatre and Ivanov, Remembrance of Things Past and Othello all for the National Theatre.

Simon Russell Beale was recently on stage in Privates on Parade at the Noel Coward Theatre. Other stage credits include The Seagull and The Tempest for the RSC, for the National Theatre; Hamlet, Humble Boy (also in the West End), Jumpers (also in the West End and on Broadway), Much Ado About Nothing, Major Barbara, London Assurance, Collaborators and Timon of Athens. Simon’s stage credits for the Donmar Warehouse include Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night. Further theatre credits include Spamalot at the Palace Theatre/Broadway, The Winter’s Tale and The Cherry Orchard at the Old Vic and Deathtrap at the Noel Coward Theatre.

John Simm’s stage credits include Speaking In Tongues at the Duke of York’s Theatre, Elling at the Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, Danny Rule at the Royal Court. John’s film credits include Everyday, Tuesday, Brothers of the Head, 24 Hour Party People, Wonderland, Human Traffic, Boston Kickout and Understanding Jane. On television, John’s credits include The Village, Mad Dogs, Exile, Doctor Who, The Devil’s Whore, Life on Mars, Blue/Orange, Sex Traffic, State of Play, Crime and Punishment, The Lakes and Cracker.

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