The Divide, the 79th play from Oliver-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn, is playing its world-premiere engagement August 8–20 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The two-part play set within a dystopian future, will be remounted at London’s Old Vic beginning January 30, 2018, with the same cast and director.
Directed by Annabel Bolton, the cast includes Jake Davies and Erin Doherty as siblings Elihu and Soween, discovering the truth about their tightly monitored society. Set after a fatal contagion devastates the English population, the contact between men and women is now deemed deadly.
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Completing the cast are Clare Burt as Hork, Thusitha Jayasundera as Kest, Richard Katz as Conrad, Joanne McGuiness as Axi, Sophie Melville as Sassa, Clare Lawrence Moody as Desollia, Martin Quinn as Fergo, Sian Thomas as Older Soween, Finty Williams as Chayza, and Letty Thomas in the ensemble.
The production features music by Christopher Nightingale, design by Laura Hopkins, lighting design by David Plater, sound design by Bobby Aitken, and video design by Ash J Woodward with casting by Jessica Ronane.