In the Republic of Happiness cast update at Royal Court

The cast has been announced for Martin Crimp's new play In the Republic of Happiness, which opens at the Royal Court Downstairs 12 Dec 2012, following previews from 6 Dec - running to 19 Jan 2013.

Directed by Dominic Cooke, the cast is Anna Calder-Marshall, Emma Fielding, Seline Hizli, Ellie Kendrick, Stuart McQuarrie, Paul Ready, Michelle Terry, Peter Wight.

Designed by Miriam Buether, lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Arditti.

A family Christmas is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Uncle Bob. Who is he? Why has he come? Why does his wife stay out in the car? And what is the meaning of his long and outrageous message? All we can be sure of is that the world will never be the same again.

Anna Calder Marshall’s recent credits include Salt, Root and Roe at the Donmar at the Trafalgar; Emma Fielding’s recent stage credits include Playing With Fire at the National Theatre, Rock and Roll at the Duke of York’s and Macbeth at the Almeida. Seline Hizli’s most recent credits include Jumpy at the Royal Court and West End. Ellie Kendrick’s most recently appeared in Romeo and Juliet at the Globe; Stuart McQuarrie’s credits at the Royal Court include Ding Dong The Wicked, Wanderlust, Relocated and Cleansed, Clybourne Park for the Royal Court in the West End, Detroit at the National Theatre; Michelle Terry’s credits include Tribes at the Royal Court, The Comedy of Errors, London Assurance, Alls Well that Ends Well and England People Very Nice at the National Theatre; Paul Ready plays last appeared at the Royal Court in Wastwater, Forty Winks, Black Milk, Crazyblackmuthaf***Ingself and Terrorism. His other theatre credits include Noises Off at the Old Vic, A Woman Killed with Kindness, London Assurance, Three More Sleepless Nights and Time and the Conways, Major Barbara, Waves, Attempts on Her Life and Saint Joan at the National Theatre. Peter Wight’s credits at the Royal Court include In Basildon, The Seagull and Ivanov, Sleep with Me and Waiting for Godot at the National Theatre.

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