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The Bush Theatre in west London have announced full casting for their upcoming production of The Royale by American writer Marco Ramirez (Orange is the New Black) which runs from 13 March to 18 April 2015, with an official opening on 18 March 2015.
The drama tells the story of boxer Jay Jackson, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World. It is loosely based on the real-life story of Jack Johnson, whose story is one of great talent and triumph, but also racism and injustice.
The cast will include Nicholas Pinnock (Jay Jackson), Frances Ashman, Clint Dyer, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, and Ewan Stewart.
Directed by Bush Artistic Director Madani Younis, this play looks at the transcendence of sporting heroes as cultural icons of our time. It will be designed by Jaimie Todd, with lighting design by James Whiteside.
Ewan Stewart is perhaps best known for his role as First Officer Murdoch in the feature film 'Titanic'. Stage credits include 'Dunsinane' at the RSC, 'Beautiful Burnout' at the National Theatre of Scotland, 'Much Ado about Nothing' at the Globe Theatre, 'Jumpy' at the Royal Court, and 'Let The Right One In' at the Royal Court.
Gershwyn Eustache Jnr’s previous theatre credits include 'The Comedy of Errors' at the Globe, 'Home, nut' at the National Theatre and 'Romeo and Juliet' UK Tour.
Frances Ashman’s previous theatre credits include 'Hopelessly Devoted' at Paines Plough, 'Perseverance Drive' at the Bush Theatre, 'This May Hurt A Bit' for Out of Joint and 'People' at the National Theatre.
Clint Dyer has starred in 'Perseverance Drive' at the Bush Theatre, 'Sus' at the Young Vic and 'Big White Fog' at the Almeida.
Nicholas Pinnock can currently be seen on Sky’s new show Fortitude. He has also appeared in programmes such as 'Top Boy' and recently played Dr Evan Farleigh in ITV’s 'The Ice Cream Girls'.