Through A Glass Darkly cast update at Almeida Theatre


Cast update for Andrew Upton's adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's Through A Glass Darkly, opening 16 June, following previews from 10 June - running to 31 July 2010 at the off West End venue, Almeida Theatre,

Joining Justin Salinger and Ruth Wilson are Dimitri Leonidas and Ian McElhinney.

It is directed by Michael Attenborough, designed by Tom Scutt, lighting by Colin Grenfell , sound by Dan Jones.

Karin is a young wife, an older sister and an only daughter. Her kaleidoscopic interior world is a constantly changing picture, where the boundaries between the everyday and the holy defy distinction. Karin’s family have taken her on a recuperative holiday. On a bleakly beautiful island where their relationships become increasingly entangled, as the three most important men in her life prove increasingly incapable of helping to cure her, Karin decides to take control of her own destiny.

Dimitri Leonidas (Chris) will make his professional Theatre Debut in Through A Glass Darkly. His film credits include Tormented, Fairy Tale and Centurion and on TV his credits include Doctors, All About George, The Bill, Grange Hill.

Ian McElhinney (David) was last at the Almeida in There Came a Gypsy Riding. His London stage credits includes Amphibians for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme for Hampstead Theatre.

Justin Salinger (Martin) has worked extensively for the National Theatre. His other London stage credits include Under the Blue Sky and The Food Chain for the Royal Court, The Birthday Party at the Lyric Hammersmith and Privates on Parade for the Donmar Warehouse.

Ruth Wilson (Karin) was last on stage playing Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Rachel Weisz at the Donmar Warehouse for which she recently won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Her other theatre credits include Philistines for the National Theatre and Good for Sound Theatre. She won a Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated for performance as Jane Eyre. Her other television credits include Queenie in A Small Island, Freezing, Mad, A Real Summer and Capturing Mary, as well as the current ITV series, The Prisoner.

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