Rope cast update at Almeida Theatre

Rope cast update at Almeida Theatre

Cast update for Rope, by Patrick Hamilton, which opens at the off West End venue Almeida Theatre, on 16 Dec 2009, following previews from 10 Dec - running to 6 Feb 2010.

Directed by Roger Michell, the cast includes Bertie Carvel (Rupert Cadell), Emma Dewhurst (Mrs Debenham), Michael Elwyn (Sir Johnstone Kentley), Henry Lloyd Hughes (Kenneth Raglan), Blake Ritson (Wyndham Brandon), Alex Waldmann (Charles Granillo), Pheobe Waller-Bridge (Leila Arden).

It is designed by Mark Thompson, lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by John Leonard, produced by Almeida in association with Sonia Friedman Productions.

Said to be inspired by the real life murder of a young boy in 1920 by two University of Chicago students, Leopold and Loeb, Hamilton's thriller is set in a Mayfair apartment. Wyndham Brandon and Charles Granillo have murdered fellow student Ronald Kentley and deposited his body in a chest in their living room. Believing they are above common morality and suspicion they invite the student’s father, his aunt and several of their friends over for tea, served on the chest.

Bertie Carvel’s London stage credits include The Pride for the Royal Court, Parade at the Donmar Warehouse as well as "Man of Mode, The Life of Galileo and Coram Boy for the National Theatre.

Emma Dewhurst’s London stage credits include In Flame at the Bush and New Ambassadors Theatres, Medea at the Queen’s Theatre, The Invention of Love for the National Theatre.

Michael Elwyn’s London stage credits include The Long Road for Soho Theatre and Revelations for Hampstead Theatre as well as many credits for the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park and The Orange Tree.

Henry Lloyd-Hughes’ London stage credits Punk Rock at the Lyric Hammersmith, Divine for Soho Theatre, Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat: The Odyssey and The Miracle for the National Theatre.

Blake Ritson London stage credits include Arcadia for the National Theatre, Happytime Park for Riverside Studios and Macbeth and White Chameleon for the National Theatre.

Alex Waldmann's London stage credits include Laertes in Hamlet and Sebastian in Twelfth Night both for the Donmar Warehouse, Troilus in Troilus and Cressida at the Barbican as well as Angry Young Man at the Trafalgar Studios

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's London stage credits include Roaring Trade at Soho Theatre, Present: Tense at the Trafalgar Studios. On television she plays Katie in Doctors.

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