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In Basildon - cast update at Royal Court Theatre.
Full casting has been announced for In Basildon, which is at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, opening 22 Feb 2012, following previews from 16 Feb - running to 24 March 2012
Max Bennett (Tom), Wendy Nottingham (Pam), Phil Cornwell(Len), and Peter Wight (Ken) join the previously mentioned Linda Bassett (Doreen), Debbie Chazen (Jackie), Christian Dixon (Reverend David Williams), Lee Ross (Barry), Ruth Sheen (Maureen), and Jade Williams (Shelley).
Written by David Eldridge, directed by Dominic Cooke, produced by Royal Court Theatre, designed by Ian MacNeil, costume designer Nicky Gillibrand, lighting designer Guy Hoare, Sound Designer Paul Arditti.
Len’s on his death bed and the family gather to say their final farewells. His sisters still aren’t speaking after nearly 20 years, his nephew’s trying for a baby - and a bigger house, while his best mate Ken remembers 'Bas-vegas' when it was a village. As the spread is laid out and the ham sandwiches sit next to the wreaths, it’s hard to see who’s hungry and who’s just greedy. An epic family drama exploring inheritance and the myth of place.