Hampstead Theatre announces cast of Occupational Hazards

Henry Lloyd-Hughes to star as Rory Stewart...

Henry Lloyd-Hughes in Occupational Hazards

Hampstead Theatre has announced complete casting for its upcoming world premiere production of Occupational Hazards, which runs from 28 April to 3 June 2017. The new play is written by Stephen Brown, based on the memoir by Rory Stewart, and is directed by Simon Godwin.

Henry Lloyd-Hughes will take on the lead role of Rory Stewart, returning to the Hampstead for the first time since appearing in the 2011 production of Nina Raine’s 'Tiger Country.'  His past theatre credits also include the Royal Court productions of 'NSFW' and 'Posh,' the Young Vic production of 'The Changeling,' the Lyric Hammersmith's 'Punk Rock,' the Almeida's 'Rope' and the National Theatre production of 'The Miracle.' (National Theatre). On screen, he is recognised for his work on "Indian Summers," "The Inbetweeners," "Now You See Me 2," "Madame Bovary," and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," among others.

Lloyd-Hughes will be accompanied in the cast by Nezar Alderazi, Waj Ali, Silas Carson, Amy Cudden, Vangelis Christodoulou, Vincent Ebrahim, Aishya Hart, John Mackay and Johndeep More

"September 2003. Rory Stewart, a thirty year old former British diplomat and soldier of distinction and accomplishment, is posted to serve as governor in a province of the newly liberated Iraq. His job is to help build a new civil society at peace with itself and its neighbours - an ambitious mission, admittedly, but outperforming Saddam should surely not prove too difficult…
Yet, freedom from repressive tyranny has allowed centuries of tribal conflict, sectarian tension and ethnic division to burst into the open once more. These sharp local realities plunge Stewart into a dangerous whirlpool of political intrigue in which the double-dealing of opposing interest groups creates intensifying confusion and chaos. As pressure for a settlement mounts from all sides he comes to realise that all politics is indeed local, and that Washington may have to rethink its dreams of Iraqi democracy."

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