Jenna Russell heads cast of Mr Burns at the Almeida
Casting has been announced for Mr Burns at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, north London, which runs from 5 June to 26 July 2014.
The company includes Jenna Russell who is currently performing in 'Urinetown' at St James Theatre. She won an Olivier Award for her performance in 'Sunday in the Park with George' at the Menier Chocolate Factory which subsequently transferred to the Roundabout Theater Company, New York where she was nominated for a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and a Drama League Award. She was most recently seen in the West End in 'Merrily We Roll Along' at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
She will be joined by: Adrian der Gregorian, who is set to open the new musical 'Made in Dagenham' at the Adelphi Theatre later this year. Previous West End credits include La Cage Aux Folles at the Playhouse Theatre and The Woman in White at the Palace Theatre. TV credits include the recent BBC comedy 'W1A'; Demetri Goritsas whose National Theatre credits include 'His Girl Friday', 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' and 'Finding the Sun', and Adey Grummet’s opera and musical theatre credits include 'Dr Dee' and 'The Big Barber Bash' with the ENO, along with 'The Cradle Will Rock' at the Arcola Theatre.
The company also includes: Justine Mitchell, whose theatre credits include 'Gastronauts' and 'The Stone' at the Royal Court, as well as 'Twelfth Night' with the RSC and 'King Lear' at the Donmar; Wunmi Mosaku who has appeared in 'Truth and Reconciliation' and 'The Vertical Hour' at the Royal Court; Annabel Scholey who was last seen in the West End production of 'Passion Play' at the Duke of York's Theatre; Michael Shaeffer was last on stage in 'Godchild' at the Hampstead Theatre; Fiona Digney and Michael Henry.
Mr Burns is written by Anne Washburn and is directed by Almeida Theatre Associate Director Robert Icke. It features designs by Tom Scutt, lighting by Philip Gladwell, sound design by Tom Gibbons, and joint composition and musical direction by Orlando Gough and Michael Henry.
It's the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive?
The play has extended its booking period to 26 July 2014.