West End's Enron to Welcome New Cast; National and International Touring Plans Announced

News   West End's Enron to Welcome New Cast; National and International Touring Plans Announced
The Broadway import of the London hit Enron may be meeting a speedy demise May 9, but the following day a new cast takes over in the original West End incarnation at the Noel Coward Theatre.

A separate production of Lucy Prebble's play is also being re-staged this August, as previously announced, at Chichester Festival Theatre, where the play was first produced in the studio Minerva Theatre in the summer of 2009 before embarking on a U.K. national tour to Birmingham, Bath, Salford, Sheffield, Newcastle and Edinburgh, with further dates to be announced, before moving onto an international tour.

The new London company will see Corey Johnson take over from Samuel West as Jeffrey Skilling, Paul Chahidi replacing Tom Goodman-Hill as Andy Fastow, Sara Stewart succeeding Amanda Drew as Claudia Rose, and Clive Francis replacing Tim Piggott-Smith. The company also includes Shane Attwooll, Matt Blair, Saskia Butler Simon Coombs, Matt Dempsey, Suzannah Fellows, Derek Hagen, Leila Benn Harris, Ed Hughes, Jason Langley, Antonio Magro and Ewan Wardrop.

Johnson's previous stage credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Almeida), A Prayer For My Daughter (Young Vic), Frost/Nixon (Donmar/West End/Broadway), Popcorn (West End) and Death of a Salesman (National Theatre). He was nominated for the TMA Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge (Birmingham Rep).

Chahidi was last seen on the London stage in Nation at the National Theatre. Other credits include Aunt Dan and Lemon (Royal Court), Female of the Species (West End), Rhinoceros (Royal Court), and The Merry Wives of Windsor, The American Pilot, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It (all RSC).

Stewart was seen most recently onstage in Serious Money at Birmingham Rep. She is also a series regular on Sky TV's "The Take" and played Martha Wayne, Batman's mother, in the recent feature film "Batman Begins." Her other stage credits include The Hour we Knew Nothing of Each Other and Present Laughter (both National Theatre), The Pain and the Itch (Royal Court) and Proof (Donmar Warehouse). Francis made his West End debut opposite Donald Sinden in There's A Girl In My Soup, and his credits since include The Hypochondriac for English Touring Theatre, The Dresser at Watford's Palace Theatre and Never So Good at the National Theatre.

To book tickets for the West End run of Enron, contact the box office on 0844 482 5140, or 020 7565 5000; or visit www.enrontheplay.co.uk for more details.

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