Press Release: Casting Announcement, Autumn 2015

Published on Fri 17 Jul 2015

PRESS RELEASE Friday 17 July 2015

ROYAL COURT THEATRE AUTUMN SEASON CASTING ANNOUCEMENT

  • DAVID MUMENI and KATIE WEST cast in Lela & Co. by Cordelia Lynn.
  • JOSEF DAVIES, JAMES DRYDEN, JOHNNY FLYNN, GRAEME HAWLEY, RALPH INESON, BRONWYN JAMES, DAVID MORRISSEY, RYAN POPE, SALLY ROGERS, SIMON ROUSE and REECE SHEARSMITH cast in Hangmen by Martin McDonagh.
  • KIM CATTRALL cast in Linda by Penelope Skinner.
  • GEORGINA CAMPBELL to appear in Speech Debelle’s live performance and short film, a collaboration between the Royal Court Theatre, Speech Debelle and director Ed Sayers.

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Lela & Co.

By Cordelia Lynn
Directed by Jude Christian
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Thursday 3 September – Saturday 3 October 2015

David Mumeni and Katie West have been cast in Lela & Co. by Cordelia Lynn.

Full listings information below.
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Hangmen

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Matthew Dunster
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Thursday 10 September – Saturday 10 October 2015

Josef Davies, James Dryden, Johnny Flynn, Graeme Hawley, Ralph Ineson, Bronwyn James, David Morrissey, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers, Simon Rouse and Reece Shearsmith have been cast in Hangmen by Martin McDonagh.

Further casting to be announced.

Full listings information below.

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Linda

By Penelope Skinner
Directed by Michael Longhurst
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016

Kim Cattrall has been cast in Linda by Penelope Skinner.

Further casting to be announced.

Full listings information below.

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Speech Debelle Live

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Friday 31 July 2015 8pm

Georgina Campbell has been cast to appear in Speech Debelle’s live performance and short film, a collaboration between the Royal Court Theatre, Speech Debelle and director Ed Sayers.

Full listings information below.

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Other autumn season casting to be announced includes Plaques and Tangles by Nicola Wilson and You For Me For You by Mia Chung.

The TEAM’s ensemble casting for RoosevElvis was included in the autumn season release sent on Wednesday 15 July.

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For more information or images please contact Anoushka Hay on 0207 565 5063 / [email protected]

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Press Nights:

Wed 9 Sep, 7pm Lela and Co. by Cordelia Lynn Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Fri 18 Sep, 7pm Hangmen by Martin McDonagh Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Tue 20 Oct, 7pm Plaques & Tangles by Nicola Wilson Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Mon 26 Oct, 7pm RoosevElvis by The TEAM Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Tue 1 Dec, 7pm Linda by Penelope Skinner Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Tue 8 Dec, 7pm You For Me For You by Mia Chung Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

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Listings Information:

Lela & Co.

By Cordelia Lynn
Directed by Jude Christian
Thursday 3 September – Saturday 3 October 2015
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Saturday matinees (from 12 September) 3pm
Thursday matinees (from 17 September) 3pm
Captioned Performance2 stars Friday 2 October 7.45pm
Press Night Wednesday 9 September 7pm
Age Guidance 14+

Tickets £20. Monday’s all seats £10 (available on the day of performance 9am online)
Concessions £15* (available in advance until 12 September, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day)
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

Conceived by and developed with Desara Bosjna and 1989 Productions.

David Mumeni’s theatre credits include True Brits (High Tide), Mush and Me (Bush), The Machine (Donmar/Manchester Festival/Broadway), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Cheek by Jowl/Barbican/tour). Product Placement (Watford Palace/Nabokov), TS Eliot US/UK Exchange (Vineyard/New York/Old Vic) and Woosa: 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic). His television credits include Finding Jesus, The Last Hours of Laura K, Phoneshop, Cuckoo, Confessions from the Underground, Fresh Meat, Doctors and Whitechapel.
David’s film credits include The Huntsman, Noble and The Inbetweeners Movie.

Katie West’s theatre includes Carmen Disruption (Almedia), Hamlet, Blind-Sided, Blithe Spirit (all Royal Exchange Manchester), Macbeth (Manchester International Festival/Park Avenue Armory, New York), The Thrill of Love (New Vic), A Taste of Honey (Sheffield Crucible), 65 Miles (Hull Truck), Vote of Confidence (Theatre 503), Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith/Royal Exchange Manchester) and Sense (Southwark Playhouse). Katie’s television credits include Doctors, Without You and United. Katie’s film credits include Cinderella.

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Hangmen

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Matthew Dunster
Thursday 10 September – Saturday 10 October 2015
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs , Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinees (from 19 September) 2.30pm
Thursday matinees (from 24 September) 2.30pm
Captioned Performance2 stars Wednesday 7 October, 7.30pm
Touch Tour Saturday 10 October, 1pm Audio Described Saturday 10 October, 2.30pm
Press Night Friday 18 September 7pm
Age Guidance 14+

Tickets £35, £25, £16, £12. Mondays all seats £10 (available in advance to Friends and Supporters subject to availability. For general public available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £5 off top two prices (available in advance until 19 September, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day). 25s and under £12 (limited availability).
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

Josef Davies trained at LAMDA and graduated in July 2015. He makes his professional debut in Hangmen.

Johnny Flynn’s credits for the Royal Court include The Low Road and The Heretic.

Other theatre includes Richard III, Twelfth Night (Globe/Apollo), Jerusalem (Apollo) and Twelfth Night/ Taming of The Shrew (Old Vic/Tour). Johnny’s television credits include A Devotee of Art, Brotherhood, Detectorists, Scrotal Recall, Kingdom, Holby City and Murder in Suburbia. His film credits include Small Holding, Love is Thicker than Water, Clouds of Sils Maria, Song One, Apres Mai, Lotus Eaters and Crusade in Jeans.

James Dryden’s theatre credits include Beached (Soho), Teechers (Theatre Royal Wakefield) and The History Boys (Mercury). His television credits include Close to the Enemy, Serial – Angel of Decay and Father Brown. His film credits include Tulip Fever and Mr Turner.

Graeme Hawley’s theatre includes The Seagull (Lowry), The Guinea Pig Club (York Royal), The York Mystery Plays (York Royal/Abbey Ruins), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Manchester Royal Exchange), Rock N’ Roll, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Schweyk in the Second World War Measure for Measure (all Library), Love and Money (Royal Exchange/ Young Vic), Cloud: Burst, Street Trilogy, Raw (Theatre Absolute), Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Bolton Octagon), Traffic and Weather, Hidden Markings (Library Theatre Manchester/Homegrown), Howie The Rookie (Rocket) and Romeo and Juliet (Suffolk Eye). His television credits include Home Fires, Moving On, Casualty, Love and Marriage, Coronation Street, Doctors, Shameless, Legless, Emmerdale, The Stepfather, The Royal, Heartbeat, To Kidnap a Princess, Born and Bred, Strumpet, The Forsyte Saga, Always and Everyone, A Touch of Frost, The Cops I and Bernard’s Watch.

Ralph Ineson’s theatre includes York Mystery Plays (Theatre Royal), Jackets (NCO), Excalibur, Angel (Red Rose Theatre Co.) and Jack’s House, Gravity & The Holy Ghost (Interference Theatre Co.). Ralph’s television credits include Prey, Drunk History, Bluestone 42, The Interceptor, New Worlds, George Gently, Our Men, Count Arthur Strong, Vera, Scott and Bailey, Secret State, Case Sensitive, Game of Thrones, The Body Farm, The Titanic, Merlin, The IT Crowd, Waterloo Road, The Bill, Casualty, New Tricks, Waking the Dead, Lead Balloon, Magnolia, Losing It, Dalziel and Pascoe, Suburban Shootout, Coronation Street, Elizabeth – The Virgin Queen, Missing, ShakespeaRE-Told, Murder in Suburbia, The Walk, Blue Murder, Between the Sheets, The Office Christmas Special, The Real Arnie Griffin, In Deep, Strange, Doctors, Where the Heart Is, Holby City, Spooks, A&E, A Line in the Sand, The Office, Thursday the Twelfth, Playing the Field, Bostock’s Cup, Touching Evil III, Dangerfield, Children of the New Forest, Kavanagh QC, Kiss and Tell, Bugs, This Life, Goodnight Sweetheart, Cardiac Arrest, Heartbeat, Chandler & Co, Christmas, Out of the Blue, Harry II, After Martin, The Cinder Path, Oh Mary This Is London, 99-1, All Quiet on the Preston Front, A Pinch of Snuff and Spender. Film credits include The Huntsman, The Witch, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Guardians of the Galaxy, Selfish Giant, Great Expectations, Intruders, Another Year, Robin Hood, Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll, The Damned United, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Is Anybody There?, Shoot On Sight, South West Nine, From Hell, Shooting Fish, First Knight, Boom Boom, Royce, Syrup and Shopping.

Bronwyn James trained at ALRA and graduated in July 2015. She makes her professional theatre debut in Hangmen.

David Morrissey’s theatre includes In a Dark House (Almeida) Macbeth (Liverpool Everyman), Much Ado About Nothing (Queen) and Peer Gynt (National). His television credits include The Driver, Red Riding, Field of Blood, South Riding, The Walking Dead, Extant, The 7.39, True Love, Our Mutual Friend, Clocking Off, Holding On, State of Play, The Deal, Viva Blackpool and Blackpool. Film credits include Richard II, Sleepyhead, Scaredy Cat, Welcome to the Punch, Hilary & Jackie, Some Voices, Born Romantic, Captain Correlli’s Mandolin, Derailed, Stoned, The Reaping, The Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep, The Other Boleyn Girl, Centurion, Nowhere Boy, Welcome to the Punch and Earthbound. Awards include Arena Awards for Best Television Actor (Viva Blackpool).

Ryan Pope’s previously appeared in Breathing Corpses at the Royal Court.
Other theatre credits include To Kill A Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air /Tour), Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (Royal Exchange Manchester), Watching The Detectives (Library Manchester), Once Upon A Time in Wigan (Contact Manchester/National Tour), Parting Shots (Stephen Joseph Scarborough), The Arbour (Sheffield Crucible), Meat (Theatre Royal Plymouth), The Taming of The Shrew, Bad Weather and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC). His television credits include Casualty, Coronation Street, Stepping Up, Holby City, Doctors, The Midnight Beast, Ideal, Bodyfarm and Sharpes Peril. His film credits include United We Fall, A Field in England, Looking for Eric and Velvet Goldmine.

Sally Rogers’ credits for the Royal Court include The People are Friendly, Uganda and Killing the Cat. Other theatre includes Children’s Children (Almeida), The Duchess of Malfi, Billy Liar, Murmuring Judges, Arturo Ui and Black Snow (all National), Rita Sue & Bob Too/ A State of Affair, Some Explicit Polaroids, Our Country’s Good, Blue Heart (all Out of Joint), Blithe Spirit (Old Vic) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chester Gateway). Sally’s television credits include Siblings, The Dumping Ground, The Syndicate II, Holby, Come Fly With Me, Little Britain Christmas Special, Little Britain, The Bill, Messiah III, Swiss Toni II, Holby City, Pepys, Murphy’s Law, Attachments, Playing the Field, Out of Hours, The Lakes, Casualty, Beyond Fear, London Bridge, A Touch of Frost, Dangerfield, Seaforth, Paul Calf’s Video Diary, 3 Fights, 2 Weddings and a Funeral, Eastenders, The Bill and Causeway.
Her film credits include Top Dog, A Demon in my View and A Short History of Ten Pin Bowling.
Writing credits include Good and Honest Man and Showing Off.

Simon Rouse’s credits for the Royal Court include The Changing Room, Runaway and The Sea. His other theatre credits include Anything Goes (Sheffied Crucible / UK tour), The Full Monty (Noel Coward), The Bomb, Tactical Questioning (both Tricycle), When We Are Married (Garrick), Jack and the Beanstalk (Richmond), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (London Festival), Ghosts (Alhambra), Black Angel (Kings Head), The Daughter In Law (Nottingham Playhouse), Fishing, Under Arm Bowling (New End), Rat in the Skull (Plymouth), Way of the World (tour), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Lorenzaccio, Coriolanus, Anthony and Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus (all RSC), Sons of Light (Other Place), The Caretaker (Shaw), Widower’s Houses (Tyneside), Loonies (Hampstead) Lenz (Almost Free) and Sweet Bird of Youth (Theatre Royal Haymarket). His television credits include The Dumping Ground, Casualty, Coronation Street, Broadchurch, Soko Leipzig, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, The Bill, Dead Romantic, Minder, Sheppey, St Joan, The Master Builder, Casualty, Blood Royal: William the Conqueror, Coronation St, Boon, Dramarama, Bread, C.A.T.S Eyes, Operation Julie, Albion Market, Robin of Sherwood, Juliet Bravo, Grace Kelly, Radio Phoenix, Play for Today, Smuggler, Doctor Who, The Manions of America, Dick Turpin, Even Solomon, One Bummer Newsday, Wednesday Love, The Professionals, Crime and Punishment, Life of Shakespeare, We Never Do What They Want, It’s Only Rock and Roll, Sam and Softly Softly. His film credits include Butley, Pop Pirates, The White Bird, Parker and The Ragman’s Daughter.

Reece Shearsmith’s theatre credits include Absent Friends (Harold Pinter), Betty Blue Eyes (Novello), Ghost Stories (Duke of York’s), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith), The Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Producers (Theatre Royal), As You Like It (Wyndams), Art (Whitehall) and A Local Show for Local People (Tour). Reece’s television credits include Stag, Hunderby, Peter Kay’s Car Share, Inside Number 9, Mid-Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, Chasing Shadows, The Widower, An Adventure in Space and Time, The Hollow Crown – Henry IV Part 2, Bad Sugar, Psychoville, Eric & Ernie, Chekhov Shorts – ‘The Bear’, The First Men in the Moon, Coming Up, New Tricks, Christmas at the Riviera, Ladies and Gentlemen, Marple: Ordeal by Innocence, The Abbey, Max & Paddy’s Road to Nowhere, Catterick, Tic, The League of Gentlemen, Randall & Hopkirk Deceased and Spaced. Film credits include High Rise, A Field in England, The World’s End, Burke & Hare, The Cottage, The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, Shaun of the Dead and Birthday Girl. Awards include Royal Television Society Award for Comedy Performance (Inside Number 9), British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Drama (Psychoville), British Comedy Award for Best New TV Comedy (Psychoville), South Bank Show Award for Best Comedy (The League of Gentlemen), NME Award for Best Television Programme (The League of Gentlemen), BAFTA Award for Best Comedy (The League of Gentlemen), Golden Rose of Montreux (The League of Gentlemen), RTS Award for Best Entertainment (The League of Gentlemen), Perrier Award (The League of Gentlemen) and Sony Silver Award (On the Town with The League of Gentlemen).

Plaques and Tangles

By Nicola Wilson
Directed by Lucy Morrison
Wednesday 14 October – Saturday 21 November 2015
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Saturday matinees (from 24 October) 3pm
Thursday matinees (from 22 October) 3pm
Captioned Performance Friday 6 November 7.45pm
Press Night Tuesday 20 October 7pm
Age Guidance 14+

Tickets £20. Mondays all seats £10 (available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £15* (available in advance until 24 October, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day)
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

the TEAM’s

RoosevElvis
Created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristen Sieh, with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Wednesday 21 October – Saturday 14 November 2015
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs , Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinees (from 24 October) 2.30pm
Captioned Performance2 stars Wednesday 11 November 7.30pm
Audio Described Saturday 14 November, 2.30pm Touch Tour Saturday 14 November 1pm
Press Night Monday 26 October 7pm
Age Guidance 14+

Tickets £25, £20, £16, £12 Mondays all seats £10 (available in advance to Friends and Supporters subject to availability. For general public available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £5 off top two ticket prices* (available in advance until 31 October, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day)
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

Linda

By Penelope Skinner
Directed by Michael Longhurst
Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinees (from 5 December) 2.30pm
Thursday matinees from (3 December) 2.30pm
Captioned Performance2 stars Tuesday 5 January 2016
Audio Described Saturday 9 January, 2.30pm Touch Tour Saturday 9 January, 1pm
Relaxed Performance Saturday 19 December, 2.30pm*
Press Night Tuesday 1 December 7pm
Age Guidance 14+

Tickets £35, £25, £16, £12. Mondays all seats £10 (available in advance to Friends and Supporters subject to availability. For general public available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £5 off top two ticket prices* (available in advance until 5 December, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day)
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

Kim Cattrall’s theatre credits include Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic), Anthony and Cleopatra (Everyman/Chichester) and Private Lives (Vaudeville, Broadway).
Television credits include Ruby Robinson, Sensitive Skin, The Boomer List, Shakespeare Uncovered, Any Human Heart and Sex and the City. Kim’s film credits include Meet Monica Velour, The Ghost Writer, Sex and the City 2 and Sex and the City. Awards include Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (Sex and the City), two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (Sex and the City).

You For Me For You

By Mia Chung
Directed by Richard Twyman
Thursday 3 December 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Saturday matinees (from 12 December) 3pm
Thursday matinees from 10 December) 3pm
Captioned Performance 6 January 7.45pm
Press Night Tuesday 8 December 7pm
Age Guidance 14+

Tickets £20. Mondays all seats £10 (available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £15* (available in advance until 12 December, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) 25s and under £12 (limited availability).
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability

Speech Debelle Live

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Friday 31 July 2015 8pm
Age Guidance 14+

Tickets £25, £20 £15, £12

Georgina Campbell’s television credits include Murdered By My Boyfriend, One Night, The Ark and Ice Cream Girls. Awards include BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actress (Murdered by My Boyfriend).

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Coutts is the Royal Court Theatre Innovation Partner

Coutts is the wealth division of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Coutts has a long history of supporting the arts going back 200 years, having looked after the financial affairs of many famous clients connected with the arts such as Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens and Chopin. In 1816, Thomas Coutts married Harriot Mellon, a popular actress of her day, and together they became partners of a number of London Theatres, including the Drury Lane and the Royal Opera House. Coutts has even featured in a number of artistic works including The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In the new millennium, this tradition has continued not only through Coutts managing the finances of many of today’s top writers, actors and musicians, but also through our arts sponsorship programme. We are delighted to support The Royal Court and it’s diverse range of ground-breaking performances. For further information please visit “Coutts”:http://www.coutts.com

The Big Idea is sponsored by AlixPartners

The Big Idea is a strand of work offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion inspired by the work on stage. The Big Idea seeks to foster debate and collaboration, bringing together leading thinkers and artists from all walks of life to engage with the big ideas of our times, through a series of debates and events.
As a leading global business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialise in creating value and enhancing performance, we share in this conviction to challenge pre-conceived standards and generate new ideas. AlixPartners is delighted to support the Royal Court in this exciting programme.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies supports Beyond the Court

As a cutting edge communications company, Bloomberg has long championed innovation and has established an international reputation for supporting organisations that push beyond conventional boundaries. Through its dynamic philanthropy programme, Bloomberg has supported a wide range of arts initiatives that burst beyond the four walls of theatres and galleries, taking the excitement of theatre and art further out into the community. From dance on the streets and theatre in squares, to pavilions in parks and installations on billboards, Bloomberg is committed to reaching new audiences and we are delighted that our collaboration with the Royal Court: Pimlico and Royal Court: Tottenham will inspire artists and audiences to engage in new ways and in new spaces. We are delighted to be part of such a unique and extraordinary project.

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