News: National Theatre and Complicité announce full casting for Mnemonic

The National Theatre and Complicité have announced full casting for the return of Mnemonic, conceived and directed by Simon McBurney (Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the DeadThe EncounterStreet of Crocodiles). As strikingly relevant today as it was 25 years ago, Mnemonic will play in the Olivier theatre from 22 June – 10 August.     

Joining previously announced original cast members Richard Katz (The Master and Margarita) and Kostas Philippoglou (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) will be Khalid Abdalla (The Crown), Thomas Arnold (Oslo), Laurenz Laufenberg (Beware of Pity), Tim McMullan (Mnemonic original cast), Hisham Abdel Razek (The Play That Goes Wrong), Sarah Slimani (Grenfell: In the Words of Survivors), Sophie Steer (Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead), Eileen Walsh (The Crucible) and Arthur Wilson (Force Majeure).

A body is found in the ice, and a woman is looking for her father while a man searches for his lost lover. Mnemonic is as much about origins as it is about memory and remembering what is lost. Mnemonic asks: what is our place in the natural world? How have human relationships with the environment shaped patterns of migration? Who are we and where do we come from?

Directed by Complicité co-founder and Artistic Director Simon McBurney, the set designer is Michael Levine, costume designer Christina Cunningham, lighting designer Paul Anderson, sound designer Christopher Shutt, video designer Roland Horvath for rocafilm, casting director Alastair Coomer CDG, associate set designer Peter Butler, associate video designer Hayley Egan, assistant sound designer Bella Kear and associate director Christina Deinsberger.

Mnemonic is a co-production with Complicité.

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