Casting announced for the Directors' Festival
21 June 2017
Casting is announced for a festival of five plays directed by students from the inaugural year of the Orange Tree Theatre and St Mary’s University’s MA in Theatre Directing. They are playing in repertoire from 20 to 29 July with all tickets £7.50.
Robert Gill (The Bodyguard, West End) and Andrew Langtree (Groundhog Day, Old Vic) will appear in Albert’s Boy by James Graham, directed by Kate Campbell.
BAFTA winner Georgina Campbell (Murdered By My Boyfriend, Broadchurch) and Orlando James (Will in Shakespeare in Love, West End) appear in Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against a Brick Wall by Brad Birch, directed by Hannah de Ville
Elinor Lawless (Bakkhai, Almeida) and Rufus Wright (Tony Blair and David Cameron in The Audience, West End/Broadway) appear in The End of Hope by David Ireland, directed by Max Elton
Ryan Donaldson (The Winter’s Tale, Cheek by Jowl) plays the solo role in Misterman by Enda Walsh, directed by Grace Vaughan
Daniel Abbott (Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, RSC), Alexander Forsyth (BU21, Theatre503/Trafalgar Studios) and Gemma Lawrence (As You Like It, National Theatre) are in Wasted by Kate Tempest, directed by Jamie Woods
The plays are designed by Max Dorey, with sound design by Richard Bell and casting by Rebecca Murphy.
Above (from left): Daniel Abbott, Georgina Campbell, Ryan Donaldson, Alexander Forsyth, Robert Gill, Orlando James, Andrew Langtree, Elinor Lawless, Gemma Lawrence and Rufus Wright