Casting Announced for NSFW at London's Royal Court Theatre

By Mark Shenton
September 7, 2012

Janie Dee, Sacha Dhawan, Kevin Doyle, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Esther Smith will be featured in the cast of Lucy Kirkwood's NSFW, which begins performances at London's Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Oct. 25, prior to an official opening Oct. 31. It is directed by Simon Godwin.

According to press materials, the play is a comedy that looks at power games and privacy in the media and beyond. The title NSFW is an acronym for "Not Safe For Work: online material which the viewer may not want to be seen accessing in a public or formal setting such as at work."

Dee, who plays Miranda, editor of women's magazine Electra, has appeared in the West End in everything from Gershwin and Jerry Herman musicals (My One and Only, Mack and Mabel) to Pinter (Betrayal) and Ayckbourn (Woman in Mind, Comic Potential). Recent credits include Private Lives at Nottingham Playhouse, All's Well that Ends Well at Shakespeare's Globe and The King and I at the Curve Leicester.

Doyle, who plays Mr. Bradshaw, last appeared at the Royal Court in Spur of the Moment. Previous credits include The White Guard at the National and extensive appearances at the RSC. He was seen in ITV's "Downton Abbey" as Joseph Moleley.

Dhawan, who plays new recruit to Doghouse magazine Sam, last appeared at the Royal Court in Free Outgoing. On stage, he has appeared at the National Theatre in England People Very Nice, In the Moment and The History Boys.

Lloyd-Hughes, who plays Doghouse journalist Rupert, was most recently seen in Posh at the Duke of York's. Other stage credits include The Changeling at the Young Vic, Tiger Country at Hampstead, Rope at  the Almeida and Punk Rock  at the Lyric Hammersmith. On television, he plays bully John Donavan in "The Inbetweeners."

Smith, who plays Doghouse journalist Charlotte, last appeared at the Royal Court in The Author.

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