West End's All My Sons Announces Further Casting

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The new West End production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons that begins performances May 19, prior to an official opening May 27 at the Apollo Theatre, has announced further casting.
Jemima Rooper
Jemima Rooper

Joining the previously announced David Suchet and Zoë Wanamaker in Howard Davies' production are Stephen Campbell Moore, Jemima Rooper and Daniel Lapaine.

The play, described in press materials as a story of forbidden love, loyalty, guilt and the corrupting power of greed, revolves around Joe Keller (Suchet), who is alleged to have supplied World War II fighter planes with defective engines, leading to the deaths of innocent pilots - a crime for which his business partner took the fall. One of Keller's sons, himself a pilot, is thought to have been killed in action. But his mother (Wanamaker) can't accept his death and equally can't accept that her dead son's fiancée Ann Deever (Rooper) has transferred her affections to her other son Chris (Moore). The confrontations that ensue lead to the uncovering of a world-shaking family secret.

Moore made his film debut in Stephen Fry's "Bright Young Things" and has since appeared in "Season Of The Witch" alongside Nicholas Cage, "Sea Wolf," "A Good Woman" with Scarlett Johansson and Alan Bennett's "The History Boys" in the role that he first played in the stage production at the National Theatre and on Broadway. His other stage credits include Coriolanus at The Almeida Theatre and the RSC's Anthony and Cleopatra and Much Ado About Nothing. His television credits include "A Short Stay In Switzerland" with Julie Walters, "Byron" and, more recently, "Ben Hur."

Rooper can be seen in ITV1's forthcoming remake of "Bouquet of Barbed Wire" with Trevor Eve and has previously appeared in the popular series "Poirot," "Midsomer Murders," "Silent Witness" and "Lost In Austen." Her film credits include "Black Dahlia" and "Kinky Boots." She has appeared on stage in Howard Davies' production of Her Naked Skin and Angus Jackson's production of The Power Of Yes, both at the National Theatre, as well as Now Is The Time at the Tricycle Theatre.

Lapaine plays George Deever. His previous theatre credits include Scenes From The Back Of Beyond and F***ing Games at the Royal Court. His television work includes the new ITV1 drama "Identity," "Moonshot," "Hotel Babylon" and "Sex, The City And Me." Having made his name in the film "Muriel's Wedding," he has since appeared in "Shanghai," "Last Chance Harvey," "Collusion,""The Abduction Club" and "Double Jeopardy." All My Sons is designed by William Dudley, with lighting by Mark Henderson, music by Dominic Muldowney and sound by Paul Groothuis. It is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions and Eric Falkenstein for Spark Productions.

It is currently booking through Sept. 11, 2010. To book tickets, contact the box office at 0844 412 4658, or visit www.amswestend.com.

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