Cast announced for The Philanderer

11 April 2016

Rupert Young will play Leonard Charterris, the philanderer of the title in Bernard Shaw's early comedy about a man in love with two women. Joining him in the cast are Helen Bradbury, Joe Idris-Roberts, Michael Lumsden, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Christopher Staines, Mark Tandy and Paksie Vernon. The production is directed by Paul Miller, following his acclaimed sell-out production of Shaw's first play Widowers' Houses.

Helen Bradbury's work in theatre includes The Cocktail Party (The Print Room); Versailles (Donmar Warehouse); My Generation (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Our Country's Good and Top Girls (Out of Joint); The Last Duchess (Hampstead). TV includes Bloody Queens, The Dresser,  The Outcast, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Lucan, Sherlock, The Paradise and The Borgias.

Joe Idris-Roberts recently graduated from RADA.

Michael Lumsden has appeared in Middlemarch, Mary Broome, The Years Between and Mary Goes First (Orange Tree); Killjoy and Last Confessions of a Scallywag (Mill at Sonning); Entertaining Angels (Chichester/UK tour). Radio includes playing The Archers regular Alistair Lloyd.

Dorothea Myer-Bennett's theatre credits includes The Merchant of Venice and Pericles (Shakespeare's Globe); Richard III and Uncle Vanya (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Arcadia, As You Like It, King Lear, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Cherry Orchard, The Comedy of Errors and The Misanthrope (Tobacco Factory, Bristol). Film includes The Honourable Rebel, The Orchard and The Payback.

Christopher Staines' theatre credits includes The Great Gatsby (Arts Theatre); Playing for Time (Sheffield Crucible); Our Town (Almeida); Duck, Death and the Tulip (Orange Tree); and Doctor Faustus (Rose Theatre, Bankside).

Mark Tandy's theatre credits includes Eldorado (Arcola); Lot and His God (The Print Room); Racing Demon (Sheffield Crucible); Mrs Warren's Profession (Theatre Royal Bath/West End); The Years Between (Orange Tree); The Voysey Inheritance and Luther (National Theatre); and Richard II (The Old Vic). TV includes The Crown, Silent Witness, The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Silkm Garrow's Law, Shackleton and Longitude.

Paksie Vernon's theatre credits include Threads (Stellar Quines); Three Sisters (Collisions Festival); Little Sure Shot, James and the Giant Peach and The Jungle Book (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Changeling (Oran Mor). TV includes Eve and Shetland.

Rupert Young's theatre credits include CK Dexter Haven in High Society (The Old Vic); Tonight at 8.30 (Nuffield Theatre and tour); Bobby in Company (Southwark Playhouse); and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe). TV includes Sir Leon in five series of Merlin and The White Queen. Film includes Dirty Filthy Love.

The Philanderer is at the Orange Tree from 12 May to 25 June 

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