Full Casting Announced For BIRDLAND At Royal Court
The cast has been announced for Simon Stephens' new play Birdland at the Royal Court Theatre inLondon (3 April to 31 May - press night 9 April), which looks at fame, money and an out-of-control front man. The full cast is Nikki Amuka-Bird, Daniel Cerqueira, Yolanda Kettle, Alex Price, Charlotte Randle and Andrew Scott.
"Everything can be quantified. All worth can be quantified. Artistic worth. Human worth. Material worth. Everything. Some food is simply better than other food. Isn't it? Some clothes are better than other clothes. Aren't they?"
The last week of a massive international tour and rock star Paul (Andrew Scott), is at the height of his fame. Everybody knows his name. Whatever he wants he can have. He can screw anybody he wants to. He can buy anything he desires. He can eat anything. Drink anything. Smoke anything. Go anywhere.
As the inevitability of the end of the road looms closer, and a return home becomes a reality, for Paul, the music is starting to jar.
A piercing new play looking at empathy, money and fame.
Nikki Amuka-Bird last appeared at Royal Court Theatre in Love and Information. Her other theatre credits includeThe Trial of Ubu and The Gods Weep at Hampstead Theatre and Welcome to Thebes at the National Theatre. Her television credits include Luther.
Daniel Cerqueira last appeared at Royal Court Theatre in Cleansed. His other theatre credits include Feast (a co-production with the Royal Court) and The Changeling at the Young Vic and Table at the National Theatre.
Yolanda Kettle's theatre credits include the Young Vic's production of A Doll's House in the West End,Hello/Goodbye at Hampstead Theatre and The Seagull at the Arcola Theatre
Alex Price's theatre credits include Before the Party at the Almeida, Bingo at the Young Vic, Beautiful Thing at Manchester Royal Exchange and Elektra at the Gate. His screen credits include Aphrodite Fry, Father Brown,Being Human, Merlin and Doctor Who.
Charlotte Randle's theatre credits include The Lyons at Menier Chocolate Factory, Public Enemy at the Young Vic and The Kings Speech at Wyndham's Theatre.
Andrew Scott last appeared at the Royal Court in Cock by Mike Bartlett. His other Royal Court credits includeDying City, A Girl In A Car With A Man, Playing The Victim, Crave and Dublin Carol. His other stage work includesSea Wall by Simon Stephens at the Bush and The Shed at the National Theatre for Paines Plough, Emperor and Galilean and Aristocrats for the National Theatre, Design for Living at the Old Vic, The Vertical Hour (Broadway), and extensive work with Druid and the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. His television work includes Dates, The Town andSherlock, for which he won the 2012 Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role as Moriarty. His most recent filmThe Stag is out in the UK on 14 March.