Casting is now complete for the American premiere of Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places & Things at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn this fall. Much of the original West End company will join the previously announced Denise Gough, reprising her Olivier Award-winning role as Emma, for the month-long engagement Off-Broadway.
The National Theatre/Headlong production, directed by Jeremy Herrin, was lauded in London. Performances will begin in New York October 19 ahead of an October 25 opening night.
Joining Gough will be Jacob James Beswick (T/Ensemble), Alistair Cope (Foster), Jacqui Dubois (Jodi/Ensemble), Charlotte Gascoyne (Charlotte/Ensemble), Kevin McMonagle (Paul/Dad), Nathaniel Martello-White (Mark), Barbara Marten (Doctor/Therapist/Mum), Himesh Patel (Shaun/Ensemble), and Laura Woodward (Laura/Ensemble).
In People, Places & Things, Macmillan (1984) presents a visceral depiction of addiction and the struggles of recovery. As Emma’s life spirals out of control, the playwright asks how society can better support addicts—a topic fraught with debate and controversy.
“I feel for Denise Gough’s character, as she rails and flails boldly against the odds in the fantastic People, Places & Things,” comments Susan Feldman, artist director of St. Ann’s Warehouse, in a statement. “Many of us have known incendiary people like Emma, who burn both inside and out. We are pleased to open our doors to this bold new collaboration with the National Theatre and Headlong.“
As recently announced, Gough is also set to perform on Broadway as Harper Pitt in the New York transfer of the National Theatre's Angels in America this winter.
Tickets to People, Places & Things can be purchased at StAnnsWarehouse.org, or by calling (718) 254-8779 and (866) 811-4111.