Juliet Stevenson cast in Bean's The Heretic at Royal Court

Cast announced for The Heretic, a new black comedy by Richard Bean, which opens at the Royal Court Downstairs, 10 Feb 2011, following previews from 4 Feb - running to 19 March 2011.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the cast includes Juliet Stevenson (Dr Diane Cassell), James Fleet (Professor Kevin Maloney), Johnny Flynn (Ben Shotter), Adrian Hood (Geoff Tordoff), Leah Whitaker (Catherine Tickell), Lydia Wilson (Phoebe).

Juliet Stevenson's London stage credits include "Duet for One" at the Almeida & Vaudeville theatres in 2009; "The Seagull" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2006; "The Alice Trilogy" at the Royal Court in 2005; "We Happy Few" at the Gielgud in 2004; "The Wonder of Sex" at the Lyttlton, NT in 2001; "Private Lives" at the Lyttlton, NT in 1999

The study of climate science is the cool degree at the university where Dr Diane Cassell is a lead academic in Earth Sciences. At odds with the orthodoxy over man-made climate change, she finds herself increasingly vilified and is forced to ask if the issue is political as well as personal. Could the belief in anthropogenic global warming be the most attractive religion of the 21st century?

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