Full casting for "The Hypochondriac" at Almeida

Full casting for "The Hypochondriac" at Almeida

Full casting has been confirmed for The Hypochondriac, by Moliere, a new version by Richard Bean, which opens at the Almeida Theatre 17 Nov 2005, following previews from 10 Nov 2005 - closing 7 Jan 2006.

The cast includes: Henry Goodman (Argan), Ronni Ancona (Beline), Kris Marshall (Cleante), Stephen Beard (Fleurant), Stephen Boxer (Beralde), Simon Gregor (Purgon), David Killick (Monsieur Diaforus), John Marquez (Thomas), Lyndsey Marshal (Toinette), Carey Mulligan (Angelique), Gyuri Sarossy (Bonnefoi), and Daniella Wilson and Amy Lucas will share the role of Louison.

It is directed by Lindsay Posner, designed by Giles Cadle, lighting by Jean Kalman.

Argan loves to be sick. Being sick is his main occupation. Telling Argan that he is looking well is considered a dire offense. Stretching comic boundaries and mixing a heady cocktail of religion and medicine

Henry Goodman recent theatre work includes Lindsay Posner's production of The Birthday Party at the Duchess and the title role in Sean Holmes production of Richard III at the Royal Shakespeare Company. For the National Theatre he played Shylock in Trevor Nunn's production of The Merchant of Venice, Nathan Detroit in Richard Eyre's production of Guys and Dolls, Roy Cohn in Angels in America and Philip Gellburg in Broken Glass. For the RSC his work includes Volpone, Comedy of Errors and They Shoot Horses Don't They. In the West End his roles include Billy Flynn in Chicago, Freud in Hysteria and Eddie in Feelgood and on Broadway his work includes The Producers and Art. His television and film work includes Colour Me Kubrick, Notting Hill, Mary Reilly, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Foyles War and Cold Lazarus.

Ronni Ancona made her London Theatre debut in Adam Cooper's Singin' In The Rain at Sadler's Wells Theatre last year. She is best known for her extensive television work as an impressionist working alongside Alistair McGowan in such series as The Big Impression, Sven and Nancy's Big Impression and Posh and Becks' Big Impression, as well as Comedy Nation, Rory Bremner - Who Else?, The Man From Auntie and Monkey Trousers. Her film work includes Michael Winterbottom's Tristam Shandy, Stella Street - The Movie, The Calcium Kid and The Debt Collector.

Kris Marshall is best know for playing Nick in the BBC's award winning long running comedy, My Family. His other television work includes My Life in Film, Dr Zhivago, Trial and Retribution and Metropolis. His theatre work includes Richard Eyre's production of The Invention of Love in the West End, Happy Savages for the Lyric Hammersmith and The Unexpected Guest and Death Trap both on tour in the UK. His film work includes The Merchant of Venice, Love Actually, Deathwatch and Iris.

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