Casting Complete for London Revival of In Celebration with Orlando Bloom

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Casting is now complete for the upcoming London revival of David Storey's 1969 drama In Celebration, which will star screen actor Orlando Bloom.

Joining the previously announced Bloom (as Steven), Lynda Baron (Mrs. Burnett), Gareth Farr (Colin), Paul Hilton (Andrew) and Ciaran McIntyre (Reardon) will be Tim Healy (as Mr. Shaw) and Dearbhla Molloy (as Mrs. Shaw). Anna Mackmin will direct the production, which begins previews July 5 at the Duke of York's Theatre with an official opening July 12. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the play is currently booking until Sept. 15.

In Celebration will feature designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Mark Henderson, music by Stephen Warbeck and sound by John Leonard.

The play, according to press notes, is described in this manner: "Three brothers — Andrew, Colin and Steven — return home to the northern roots of their childhood for a family reunion. Although they have returned to celebrate, the explosive complexities of family life and long-held grievances are unlikely to improve the chances of a decent party."

Tim Healy created the role of Dad in Billy Elliot — The Musical. His other theatrical credits include Art, Twelve Angry Men, Shooting the Legend and Going Home. Healy's screen credits include "Auf Wiedersehen Pet," "Coronation Street," "Mit," "Common as Muck," "The Grand," "Dead Man Weds," "When the Boat Comes In," "Remains of the Day," "The Lost World," "The Egg," "School for Seduction" and "Flea Bites."

Dearbhla Molloy has been seen on Broadway in Dancing at Lughnasa (Tony nomination) and A Touch of the Poet, and her other theatrical credits include All My Sons, Juno and the Paycock and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Molloy's screen credits include "New Tricks," "55 Degrees North," "Foyles War," "Waking the Dead," "The Fragile Heart," "Mostly Martha," "Tara Road" and "Home for Christmas." In Celebration received its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in 1969.

Show times are Monday-Saturday at 7:30 PM with matinees Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 PM. For more information call 0870 060 6623.

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