The London run, which begins performances on Nov. 21 (prior to an official opening Nov. 26) for a run to Jan. 21, 2009, will also feature Broadway originals Ian Barford as Little Charles, Kimberly Guerrero as Johnna Longwell, Mariann Mayberry as Karen Weston, Amy Morton as Barbara Fordham, Sally Murphy as Ivy Weston, Jeff Perry as Bill Fordham and Troy West as Sheriff Deon Gilbeau. New to the London company are Michael McGuire as Beverly Weston (succeeding the late Dennis Letts), Paul Vincent O'Connor as Charlie Aiken (succeeding Francis Guinan), and Molly Ranson as Jean Fordham (succeeding Madeleine Martin). One role, that of Steve Heidebrecht (originally played on Broadway by Brian Kerwin), is still to be announced.
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Martha Lavey, artistic director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where the play premiered in 2007 prior to being plucked up by Broadway producers, added, "It's an honor to return to the National Theatre where 20 years ago, we brought our production of The Grapes of Wrath. Like Grapes, August: Osage County is a large American story animated by the artistry of the Steppenwolf ensemble. We are thrilled to bring this work to the National, a theatre we deeply respect and admire."
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