"Whistling Psyche" a new play by Sabastian Barry at the Almeida Theatre from 7 May / Casting confirmed for "Festen" which extends to 1 May 04


"Whistling Psyche" a new play by Sabastian Barry at the Almeida Theatre from 7 May / Casting confirmed for "Festen" which extends to 1 May 04

Whistling Psyche , a new play by Sabastian Barry, will be at the Almeida Theatre opening 12 May 2004, following previews from 7 May, and booking to 12 June 2004.

Public Booking opens 1 March 2004

It is directed by Robert Delamere, designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting by Tim Mitchell.

An Edwardian waiting room in an English train station. Two persons waiting....

One, small in stature, of murkey origins in Ireland, wears nevertheless the uniform of an inspector-general of army hospitals. The other is from a wealthy, upright English family. Both have striven to be reformers in their work, but only one of them has been honoured for it: Florence Nightingale. The other achieved fame - indeed infamy - only after her death.

They seem to be strangers to each other , but they are not entirely so. Once upon a time in a far away place they had a bitter encounter.....

Casting has been confirmed for Festen , David Eldridge's new English Language adaptation of Festen (The Celebration), which opens 25 Mar 04, following previews from 18 Mar, and is now extended by a week and booking to 1 May 04. The cast includes: Jane Asher, Sam Beazley, Sam Cox, Tom Hardy, Jonny Lee Miller, Andrew Maud, Ruth Millar, Gary Oliver, Lisa Palfrey, Robert Pugh, Patrick Robinson, Claire Rushbrook, Michael Thomas

Looking for the best seats...