News: Full cast announced for Backstairs Billy

Full casting has been announced for Backstairs Billy which opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 7 November.

Emily Barber, Iwan Davies, Ian Drysdale, Ilan Galkoff, Eloka Ivo, Michael Simkins, Nicola Sloane, along with David Buttle, Amy Newton, Keanu Adolphus Johnson, Georgie Rhys, and Jacob Ethan Tanner will join the previously announced Luke Evans and Penelope Wilton.

Michael Grandage directs the play that follows 50-year relationship between the Queen Mother and her loyal servant William “Billy” Tallon.

Grandage and Wilton will be reunited after previously collaborating on The Chalk Garden, John Gabriel Borkman, and Hamlet. Evans previously starred in productions of Small Change and Piaf at the Donmar Warehouse, under Grandage’s artistic directorship.

The creative team for the production includes set designer Christopher Oram, costume designers Christopher Oram and Tom Rand, lighting designer Ryan Day, music and sound designer Adam Cork, associate director Sophie Drake, and costume supervisor Mary Charlton.

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