Full Casting Announced for Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica at London's Almeida Theatre

News   Full Casting Announced for Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica at London's Almeida Theatre
 
Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica, which will begin performances May 20, prior to an official opening May 28, for a run through July 6, in a production co-produced by Headlong and the Almeida.

Lyndsey Turner will direct a cast that comprises Claudie Blakley, Stephen Campbell Moore, Elizabeth Chan, Vera Chok, Karl Collins, Trevor Cooper, Nancy Crane, Sean Gilder, Sarah Lam, Andrew Leung, David K. S. Tse and Benedict Wong. 

Set designs are by Es Devlin with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Carolyn Downing and video design by Finn Ross. 

The play is set in Tiananmen Square in 1989.  As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history.  When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive?

Moore, who plays Joe, was recently seen on stage at the Donmar Warehouse in Berenice. His previous theatre credits include Clybourne Park for the Royal Court, All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing and Antony and Cleopatra for the Royal Shakespeare Company and The History Boys for the National Theatre (also subsequently on Broadway).  Amongst his television credits are "The Wrong Mans," "Hunted," "Just Henry," "The Titanic," "Lark Rise to Candleford," "Ashes to Ashes" and "Hustle." His film work includes "Complicit," "Johnny English Reborn," "Season of the Witch," "A Short Stay in Switzerland," "Sea Wolf," "The Day," "The History Boys" and "Bright Young Things."

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7359 4404 or visit www.almeida.co.uk for more details.

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