Okonedo and Daniels cast in Haunted Child at Royal Court

Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels cast in Haunted Child, by Joe Penhall, which opens at the Royal Court Downstairs Theatre 8 Dec 2011, following previews from 2 Dec - booking to 14 Jan 2012.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, designed by Bunny Christie, ligfhting by Jean Kalman.

A small boy is driving his mother to distraction - waking at night, hearing phantom noises and fixating on his absent father. When he glimpses a figure prowling the house at night, a shadow is cast which gradually strips away his childhood certainties. This chilling and unsettling play asks demanding questions about the things we believe and their consequences.

Sophie Okonedo (Julie) TV/film credits include Hotel Rwanda; Tsunami: The Aftermath, Criminal Justice and Mrs. Mandela.

Ben Daniels (Douglas) recent London stage credits include Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse in 2011; Therese Raquin at the Lyttelton, NT in 2007; God of Hell & Wild Duck at the Donmar Warehouse in 2005; Iphigenia At Aulis at the Lyttelton, NT in 2004.

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