Plays update for March

So much play casting news!

Mike Bartlett’s political comedy The 47th opens at the Old Vic on 29th March. Joining the previously announced Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump, Tamara Tunie as Kamala Harris and Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump will be James Cooney as Charlie Takahashi, James Garnon as Ted Cruz, Richard Hansell as Steve Richetti, Oscar Lloyd as Donald Junior, Jenni Maitland as Heidi Cruz, Freddie Meredith as Eric Trump, Ben Onwukwe as Barack Obama, Cherrelle Skeete as Tina Flournoy, Ami Tredrea as Rosie Takahashi and Simon Williams as Joe Biden, with all other parts played by the company. 

Directed by Rupert Goold, with set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Evie Gurney, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Tony Gayle, original music and sound score by Adam Cork, video by Ash J Woodward, movement by Lynne Page, wigs, hair and make-up by Richard Mawbey, casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, US casting by Jim Carnahan, voice by Joel Trill and dialect by Brett Tyne.


Anupama Chandrasekhar’s The Father and the Assassin opens at the National Theatre from 12th May, and it will star Shubham Saraf, Sagar Arya, Ayesha Dharker, Peter Singh, Ankur Bahl, Paul Bazely, Marc Elliott, Ravin J Ganatra, Dinita Gohil, Irvine Iqbal, Nadeem Islam, Tony Jayawardena, Anish Roy, Sid Sagar and Maanuv Thiara.

Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, the production has set and costume design by Rajha Shakiry, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick and sound design by Alex Caplen. Music is composed by Siddhartha Khosla, with fight direction by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-Annie Ltd.


Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Marys Seacole opens at the Donmar Warehouse on 15th April. The cast will include Déja J Bowens as Mamie, Llewella Gideon as Duppy Mary, Kayla Meikle as Mary, Esther Smith as Miriam, Olivia Williams as May, and Susan Wooldridge as Merry.

Nadia Latif directs, with the creative team also featuring designer Tom Scutt, lighting designer Jessica Hung Han Yun, sound designer and composer Xana, movement director Theo TJ Lowe, fight director Kev McCurdy, voice and dialect coach Hazel Holder and casting director Anna Cooper.


Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions are delighted to announce the seventh cast for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution which is now booking until September 2022 at the magnificent London County Hall. Joshua Glenister will play the accused, Leonard Vole, opposite Lauren O’Neil as Romaine. David Michaels will play Sir Wilfrid Robarts QC.  He is joined by Peter Landi as Mr Mayhew, Richard Teverson as Mr Myers QC, and James Hayes as Mr Justice Wainwright. 

The company is completed by James AlperLily Blunsom-Washbrook, Jonathan Brenner, Simon ButterissVicki DavidsWilliam DonaldsonNick HardieAndrew HollingworthMandi SymondsNaomi TaylorMatt Weyland, and Donnavan Yates.

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