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Gate Theatre Announes Cast for I CALL MY BROTHERS

Artistic Director of Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I Call My Brothers, the final production in its Too Close To Home season. Tinuke Craig, former Associate Director at the Gate, returns to direct Nadia Albina,Lanna Joffrey, Jonas Khan and Richard Sumitro in the production which opens on 14 November, with previews from 10 November, running until 3 December.

A car has exploded. A city is now crippled by fear. Amor walks the streets, doing his best to blend in. For twenty-four, intense hours we walk with him, as the lines between criminal and victim, fantasy and reality become blurred.

What do you do, walking around your own city the day after a terrorist attack, when everyone thinks you look like a terrorist?

I Call My Brothers is a funny, frenzied look at our prejudices toward other people. Directed by Tinuke Craig in her Gate Theatre debut.

Jonas Hassen Khemiri is a novelist and playwright. His plays include Invasion! (Winner of the Village Voice Obie Award), God Times Five,The Hundred We Are (winner of the Hedda Award for best play in Norway) and [Almost Equal To]. His novels include One Eye Red (winner of the Borås Tidning Award for Best Literary Debut Novel), Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger (winner of the P.O. Enquist Literary Prize and Swedish Radio's Award for Best Novel), Everything I Don't Remember.

Rachel Willson-Broyles is a translator. She regularly collaborates with Hassen Khemiri and has translated Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger, Everything I Don't Remember, Invasion! and I Call My Brothers. Her other work includes The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden andMeaning of it All.

Nadia Albina plays Woman 1. Her recent theatre credits include Macbeth (Shakespeare's Globe), Told From the Inside (Royal Court),Hecuba, Othello, The Merchant of Venice (RSC), A Stab in the Dark, Secret Theatre (Lyric Theatre Hammersmith), Reasons to be Cheerful(Southbank Centre, New Wolsey Theatre), Shakespeare 365 and for Orange Tree Theatre both Henry V and Twelfth Night (also tour). Film credits include Othello, The Merchant of Venice and Making It. She was also in the Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

Richard Sumitro plays Man 1 His recent theatre credits include Robin Hood, Home Theatre, Pinocchio (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Game (Almeida Theatre) and Hobson's Choice (Young Vic). Film credits include We Can be Heroes, The Hoarder and Heroes and Villains. Radio credits include A House for Mr Biswas, Rescue Me, God of Small Things and Chitra.

Jonas Khan plays Man 2 His theatre work includes The Empire (Royal Court). His television credits include Three Girls, Tyrant, Our Girl andStrike Back. Film credits include Rock the Kasbah. Radio credits include Silver Street.

Lanna Joffrey plays Woman 2. Her theatre credits include Muse of Fire and Sonnet Walks (Shakespeare's Globe), Ironmistress (The Albany Theatre) and Nine Parts of Desire (Lyric Stage & Kitchen Theatre) and she wrote and performed in Valiant (Edinburgh & international tour - New York Fringe Performance Award). Her work for film includes Druid Peak and The New Americans.

Tinuke Craig returns to the Gate to direct - she was previously the company's Associate Director from 2015 -2016. As a director, her work in theatre includes dirty butterfly (Young Vic) (Craig won the 2014 Genesis Future Director Award subsequently directed this play), Red Sky at Night (Pentabus/Latitude Festival) Waiting for Lefty (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Bound East for Cardiff/In the Zone at LAMDA. As an assistant/associate director her work includes wonder.land (National Theatre), Hamlet and All's Well that Ends Well (RSC) and The Changeling (Young Vic). She is also a selector for the National Student Drama Festival and an Education Associate Practitioner at the RSC.

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