Other Desert Cities cast update at Old Vic Theatre
Additional cast members have been announced for Other Desert Cities, which opens at the Old Vic Theatre on 24 March 2014, following previews from 13 March - booking to 24 May 2014.
Peter Egan (Lyman Wyeth), Daniel Lapaine (Trip Wyeth) and Martha Plimpton (Brooke Wyeth) will be joining the previously announced Sinead Cusack (Polly Wyeth) and Clare Higgins (Silda Grauman). The play will be the first in a season of productions to be presented in-the-round at The Old Vic.
Written by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Lindsay Posner, designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Christopher Shutt.
Brooke Wyeth returns to the family home in Palm Springs for the first time in six years with some incendiary news for her Republican parents Polly and Lyman, her brother Trip and her recovering alcoholic aunt Silda. She is about to publish a memoir about her family, exposing a pivotal moment in their painful and explosive past, her actions threatening to push fractured family relations to a point beyond repair.
Peter Egan's recent London stage credits include Alan Bennett’s People at the National. He has also appeared in numerous televison programmes, such as A Perfect Spy, Ever Decreasing Circles, Lillie and the Downton Abbey 2012 Christmas Special.
Daniel Lapaine was last at The Old Vic in Hedda Gabler, where he played Eilert Loevborg, opposite Sheridan Smith and Adrian Scarborough. Lapaine's London stage credits also include All My Sons at the Apollo, The Dance of Death at The Trafalgar, Scenes from the Back of Beyond and F**king Games, both at the Royal Court.
American actress Martha Plimpton is currently starring as Virginia Chance in the FOX television series Raising Hope. She has regularly appeared in many US television programmes, such as The Good Wife, ER, Grey’s Anatomy and the How To Make It In America.