Royal Hunt for the Sun casting update


Royal Hunt for the Sun casting update

Casting update for Royal Hunt for the Sun, by Peter Shaffer, which opens at the Olivier, National Theatre 12 Apr 2006, following previews from 30 Mar - booking to 13 May 2006

The cast includes Alun Armstrong (Pizarro ) and Philip Voss (Miguel Estete).

It is directed by Trevor Nunn, designed by Ward with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Paul Groothuis.

Intent on the conquest of Peru, Spanish soldier Pizarro entices recruits with the promise of inconceivable riches, while the Church claims the cause for Christianity. The ensuing clash between two cultures leaves thousands of unarmed Inca troops slaughtered and sparks an intense battle of wills between the sun-god and his captor, as the Spaniards plunder for gold.

Alun Armstrong's London theatre credits include: "Mappa Mundi" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2002; "The Front Page" at the Donmar Warehouse in 1997; "Death of a Salesman" at the Lyttelton, NT in 1996; "Endgame" at the Donmar Warehouse in 1996; "Insignificance" at the Donmar Warehouse in 1995.

Philip Voss's London theatre credits include: "Love's Labour's Lost" at the Olivier, NT in 2003;"Ivanov" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2002; "The Royal Family" at the Haymarket in 2001; "The Wood Demon" at the Playhouse in 1997; "The White Devil" RSC at the Barbican Pit in 1996; "Troilus and Cressida" RSC at the Barbican Theatre in 1996; "Midsummer Night's Dream" & "Coriolanus" RSC at the Barbican Theatre in 1995; "The Broken Heart" RSC at the Barbican Pit in 1995

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