Sher Leads Cast of Tricycle's BROKEN GLASS; Casting Set For THE GREAT GAME
Antony Sher will lead the cast in Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, directed at the Tricycle Theatre by Iqbal Khan. Broken Glass, designed by Mike Britton with lighting by Matthew Eagland runs from 30 September - 27 November, with press night on 6 October 2010. Further casting will be announced shortly.
Antony Sher was most recently on stage in An Enemy of the People, Daniel Evan's inaugural production as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. His extensive theatre credits include The Tempest, Othello and Richard III (for which he won the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actor) all for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Kean at the Apollo Theatre and on tour nationally, Primo, which he also wrote, for the National Theatre and Music Box Theater, New York, and for which he won the Outer Critics' Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance, I.D. which he also wrote, for The Almeida Theatre, Stanley for the National Theatre and Circle in the Square Theater, New York and for which he won the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Actor and Torch Song Trilogy at the Albery Theatre for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor. On television his credits include God on Trial, Primo, The Company, Home, The Jury and Macbeth; and for film, Churchill: The Hollywood Years, Shakespeare in Love, Mrs Brown, Alive and Kicking, The Wind in the Willows and The Young Poisoner's Handbook.
Arthur Miller's (1915 - 2005) career has spanned six decades, with Broken Glass written in 1994. His other principal works include All My Sons, Death of A Salesman, A View From The Bridge, The Crucible, After The Fall, The Price, The Last Yankee and Resurrection Blues. His screenplays include The Misfits and his Academy Award nominated adaptation of The Crucible, directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Iqbal Khan began directing at Leicester Haymarket and the National Theatre Studio. His recent directing credits include East is East for Birmingham Rep, A Slight Ache and Landscape for the National Theatre and Too Close To Home and Madama Butterfly at the Lyric Hammersmith. His other work has been seen at the Union Chapel, Bloomsbury Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe, the Bridewell and the Old Red Lion.
T H E G R E A T G A M E : A F G H A N I S T A N
Karl Davies, Shereen Martineau, Daniel Rabin, Raad Rawi and Cloudia Swann join the previously announced Daniel Betts, Sheena Bhattessa, Michael Cochrane, Vincent Ebrahim, Nabil Elouahabi, Tom McKay, Danny Rahim, Jemma Redgrave and Rick Warden to complete The Acting Company for the Tricycle Theatre's Afghan Festival, The Great Game: Afghanistan.
The Great Game: Afghanistan - a festival exploring Afghan culture and history through twelve plays, a five day film programme, a ceramic exhibition and discussion sessions returns to the Tricycle Theatre for a limited run from 23 July until 29 August 2010 with a press day on 31 July.
Directed by the Tricycle's Artistic Director Nicolas Kent and Theatre Director Indhu Rubasingham, assisted by Rachel Grunwald, The Great Game: Afghanistan will present the world premiere of a new play by Lee Blessing, alongside the plays premiered last season by writers Stephen Jeffreys, Ron Hutchinson, Amit Gupta, Joy Wilkinson, David Edgar, David Greig, Colin Teevan, Ben Ockrent, Abi Morgan, Richard Bean and Simon Stephens. These plays will be accompanied by three monologues by Iranian writer and documentary maker Siba Shakib and verbatim pieces by the Guardian's Security Editor, Richard Norton Taylor, to reflect the present situation in Afghanistan, taken from interviews with American and British Generals, Afghan politicians, US and British politicians and contributors to the Obama review on the Afpak policy.
All plays will be presented in repertoire throughout the festival. Designs are by project designer Pamela Howard and associate designer Miriam Nabarro, lighting is by James Farncombe, with sound by Tom Lishman.
Following the run at the Tricycle, the production will embark on an American tour from 15 September - 19 December 2010, visiting The Shakespeare at the Harman, Washington, The Guthrie at The McGuire Proscenium, Minneapolis, Berkeley Rep at The Roda and The Public at The Skirball, New York.
The Great Game: Afghanistan is supported by The British Council.
Daniel Betts' stage credits include Bedroom Farce in the West End, Much Ado About Nothing for Sheffield Theatres, Little Women at the Duchess Theatre, The Comedy of Errors for Bristol Old Vic, The School For Wives for Piccadilly Theatre, Skylight for the National Theatre and Easter for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His screen credits include Hunger, Tom's Midnight Garden and The Fixer.
Sheena Bhattessa's stage credits include Lotus Beauty for Tamasha at the Gate Theatre while on screen she has appeared on The Fixer and Wannabees.
Michael Cochrane's previous Tricycle stage credits include Bloody Sunday, Dance of Death Parts 1 & 2, Torture Team and Nuremberg. His other theatre work includes Over The Moon and The Merchant of Venice for the Old Vic, Married Love at Wyndham's Theatre and It Runs in the Family and Funny Money for The Mill at Sonning. His screen credits include lead roles in Wings, Love in a Cold Climate, King's Royal, Fortunes of War and Pie in the Sky.
Karl Davies' stage credits are Snowbound for the Trafalgar Studios and The Flint Street Nativity for The Liverpool Playhouse. His television credits include Midsomer Murders as well as three series of Kingdom starring opposite Stephen Fry, The Bill and Peak Practice. On film his credits are Dolphins and Me and Her.
Vincent Ebrahim's theatre credits include Nathan the Wise for Hampstead Theatre, Credible Witness for the Royal Court, The Ramayana for Birmingham Rep/National Theatre, Aureng-Zebe for the National Theatre Studio and A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Lyric Theatre. His screen credits include The Old Guys, Compulsion, After You've Gone, New Street Law and Meet the Magoons and on film he has been seen in Through the Fire and Shadowplay.
Nabil Elouahabi was previously at the Tricycle in Crossing Jerusalem. His other stage credits include Sparkleshark for the National Theatre, Balti Kings Shahbab for the Lyric Hammersmith and Don't Look At My Sister Innit for West Yorkshire Playhouse. He was an EastEnders regular playing Tariq Larousi and his recent television credits include The Path to 9/11, Generation Kill and Law and Order. Elouahabi's film work includes The Greatest Journey, Charlie Wilson's War, The Boat People, Code 46, In This World, Ali G Indahouse and The Sum of All Fears.
Shereen Martineau's theatre credits includeThe Black Album for the National Theatre, The Bacchae for The Abbey Theatre, Teljas Verdes for the Gate Theatre, Twelfth Night for the Albery Thetare, Measure for Measure, Richard III and Titus Andronicus all for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her screen credits include Lewis, EastEnders, The Bill, Holby City and The Last Detective.
Tom McKay was at the Tricycle earlier this year in Frank McGuinness' Greta Garbo Came To Donegal. His other theatre credits include Frost/Nixon at the Gielgud Theatre, Rough Cuts for the Royal Court, On The Third Day at the New Ambassadors Theatre, Henry V and Mother Clapp's Molly House for the National Theatre and Macbeth and Lord of the Flies for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His work on screen includes Being Human, Primeval, Octavia and Joe's Palace.
Daniel Rabin's stage work includes The Fever Chart for Trafalgar Studios and York Theatre Royal, Enemy of The People for the Arcola, Shoreditch Madonna, Diamond and Jerusalem Syndrome for Soho Theatre and Seven Sonnets of Michaelangelo for the Lyric Hammersmith. His screen credits include Spooks, Lilac's Laughter and Susie Gold.
Danny Rahim's made his stage debut in The Great Game: Afghanistan in 2009. He has previously appeared on television in Unforgiven and Goodness Gracious Me and is currently filming Late Bloomers with Isabella Rosselini and William Hurt.
Raad Rawi was previously at the Tricycle in Called To Account, Nuremberg and Half The Picture. His stage work includes Stuff Happens, Antony and Cleopatra and The Waiting Room for the National Theatre, Invasion for Soho Theatre and Much Ado About Nothing for Cheek by Jowl Tour and in the West End. His screen credits include Midnight Express and The Kingdom.
Jemma Redgrave's more recent stage credits include The Cherry Orchard for Chichester Festival Theatre and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Albery Theatre. Her screen roles include Eve Ranger in Cold Blood, Dr Eleanor Bramwell in Bramwell, Eleanor in The Buddha of Suburbia, Francesca Rochester in Judge John Deed and Dee Stanton in Like Father Like Son as well as Mansfield Park, Waking the Dead, Tom Brown's Schooldays, The Grid, Inspector Linley, Amnesia, My Family and Mixing It.
Cloudia Swann's stage credits include Of Mice And Men for the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, while her screen credits include Disconnected, The Bill, and Doctors.