Casting announced for Somerset Maugham’s final play Sheppey

21 October 2016

John Ramm will play the title role in Sheppey, the first major production in over 50 years of Somerset Maugham’s warm-hearted, beguiling last play. It is directed by Artistic Director Paul Miller, following his hugely popular revivals of plays by Bernard Shaw, Terence Rattigan, Doris Lessing and DH Lawrence. Joining John Ramm in the cast are Sarah Ball, Dickie Beau, Josh Dylan, Geff Francis, Brendan Hooper, Katie Moore and Tom Peters.

Sarah Ball’s recent theatre credits include Superior Donuts (Southwark Playhouse); The Revenger’s Tragedy (Hoxton Hall); The Real Thing (English Touring Theatre); and The Riots (Tricycle). TV includes Moving On, Guilt, Father Brown, Lucky Man, Spotless and Skins.

Dickie Beau’s credits include Ariel in The Tempest (Deborah Warner/Salzburg Festival) and his solo shows Blackouts: Twilights of the Idols (Soho Theatre/Brighton International Festival); Unplugged (Fusebox Festival, Texas); Masking Tapes (Almeida); Lost in Trans (Southbank Centre); and Retroflection (Queer Notions/Project Arts, Dublin).

Josh Dylan makes his professional stage debut. Films include Allied (Robert Zemeckis).

Geff Francis’ theatre credits include The Shawshank Redemption (West End); Romance (Almeida); Caligula (Donmar); and work with the RSC. TV includes Humans, The Level, Aliens, Holby City, Ashes to Ashes, and Michael in six series of Desmonds.

Brendan Hooper’s theatre credits include Ross and Pygmalion (Chichester); The Importance of Being Earnest (Vaudeville); and Noises Off (The Old Vic).

Katie Moore recently appeared at the Orange Tree in Robert Holman’s German Skerries. Other theatre includes The Funfair (Home, Manchester); Billy Liar (Royal Exchange); The Little Mermaid (Bristol Old Vic); Salad Days (Riverside Studios); Swallows and Amazons (Vaudeville). TV includes Call the Midwife, The Paradise, Doc Martin, Misfits and Merlin.

Tom Peters’ theatre credits include The Crucible and Dancing at Lughnasa (The Old Vic); A View from the Bridge (Liverpool Everyman); The Alchemist (Belgrade, Coventry); Scenes from an Execution, Travelling Light, Ivanov and The London Cuckolds (National Theatre).

John Ramm’s theatre credits include Jacques in As You Like It (National Theatre); Wolf Hall (RSC); The Machine (Donmar/Manchester International Festival); The Low Road (Royal Court); The Physicists (Donmar); Much Ado About Nothing (West End); The Goat (Traverse). TV includes Humans, Count Arthur Strong, Twenty Twelve, Foyle’s War, The Palace, Losing It and Robin Hood.

Sheppey is playing 24 November to 7 January

Find out more about the production here