The production is directed by Iqbal Khan. In the play, Philip and Sylvia Gellburg (Sher and Cohu) are a Jewish couple, living in Brooklyn in 1938. Philip, obsessed with work and his own desire to assimilate, has little time for his wife, but when Sylvia suddenly becomes paralyzed after reading newspaper reports of Kristallnacht in Germany, Dr. Harry Hyman (Lindsay) is called in. As he gets closer to the source of Sylvia’s peculiar affliction, a relationship develops that could have devastating consequences on the family, and themes of guilt, personal tragedy and love start to unfold.
Cohu was last seen on the West End stage in Speaking in Tongues at the Duke of York's Theatre. She is best known for her TV roles as Alice Carter in "Torchwood," Evelyn in "Cape Wrath" and her International Emmy Award-winning performance as Liz in "Forgiven." Other stage credits include An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible), Macbeth and Way of the World (both Birmingham Rep), and Blood Wedding (Lyric Hammersmith).
Lindsay was recently seen on the London stage in the Royal Court's production of Sucker Punch. Other recent theatre credits include Under The Blue Sky at the Duke of York’s Theatre, The Homecoming and Awake and Sing (both Almeida), Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly), The Pillowman, Blue Remembered Hills and Dealer’s Choice (all National Theatre) and The Real Thing for the Donmar Warehouse, which later transferred to the West End and Broadway. TV credits include "My Family," "Harbour Lights," "Murphy’s Law" and the 2008 BAFTA-nominated "Relief of Belsen" for Channel 4 in which he starred with Iain Glen and Jemma Redgrave.
Bruni's stage credits include Ring Around The Moon at the Playhouse Theatre, and The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Camino Real and The Spanish Tragedy all for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Potter's stage credits include Southwark Fair and All My Sons for the National Theatre, After Mrs. Rochester at the Lyric Hammersmith and Madame Melville at the Vaudeville Theatre. Film credits include "The White Countess," "Slaves of New York" and "The Bostonians," all for Merchant Ivory and on television "Midsomer Murders" and "The Whistleblower." Protheroe's West End credits include The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Losing Louis at the Trafalgar Studios after transferring from Hampstead Theatre, and The Iceman Cometh, Long Voyage Home, Larkrise to Candleford and Dispatches (all National Theatre).
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