Full Cast Announced for World Premiere of Bruce Norris' The Low Road at London's Royal Court Theatre
By Mark Shenton
The full cast for the world premiere of Bruce Norris' The Low Road has been announced; performances will begin at London's Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs March 22, prior to an official opening March 27, for a run through May 11.
Dominic Cooke, the Royal Court's departing artistic director, will direct a company of 19 for his final production at the helm. The full cast is Jared Ashe, Jack Benjamin, Kit Benjamin, Elizabeth Berrington, Helen Cripps, Johnny Flynn, Ian Gelder, Raj Ghatak, Natasha Gordon, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Ellie Kendrick, Edward Killingback, Fredrick Neilson, Simon Paisley Day, Bill Paterson, Harry Peacock, Leigh Quinn, John Ramm and Will Thompson.
In the play, which is described as a fable of free-market economics and cut-throat capitalism, a young entrepreneur (Flynn) sets out on a quest for wealth with priceless ambition and a purse of gold.
Flynn was last seen in the West End in the transfer of Richard III and Twelfth Night from Shakespeare's Globe to the Apollo, and has previously been seen at the Royal Court in Jerusalem (subsequently also transferring to the Apollo) and The Heretic. He is also a singer/songwriter, who fronts a folk-rock band.
The Low Road features an original live music score by Gary Yershon, played by different members of the company. The production will be designed by Tom Pye with lighting by Jean Kalman and sound by Carolyn Downing.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7565 5000, or visit www.royalcourttheatre.com.
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