Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Berberian Sound Studio conceived for the stage by Joel Horwood and Tom Scutt. Joining the previously announced Tom Brooke, Enzo Cilenti and Tom Espiner are Eugenia Caruso, Sidney Kean, Loré Lixenberg, Luke Pasqualino, Lara Rossi, Beatrice Scirocchi and Hemi Yeroham.

Previews start from Friday 8 February 2019.

Italy, 1976. Gilderoy is a long way from home.

His work as a sound designer for Dorking-based nature documentaries has not gone unnoticed. He has swapped the foley table of his garden shed for the glamour of the Berberian Sound Studio. Here, at the height of giallo horror, cabbages become corpses, your own voice can be over-dubbed and silence speaks louder than screams.

Peter Strickland's acclaimed horror film is adapted for the stage by Joel Horwood and Director Tom Scutt in this darkly comedic, sonic experience.

Joel Horwood (Writer) is a playwright, director and dramaturg, and a Creative Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. His work includes The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales (Shakespeare's Globe/Bristol Old Vic), Wolves Are Coming For You (Pentabus), A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts (Lyric Hammersmith), I Want My Hat Back (National Theatre), This Changes Everything (Tonic), I Heart Peterborough (Eastern Angles) and I Caught Crabs In Walberswick (Eastern Angles at the Pleasance/UK Tour/Bush).

Tom Scutt (Director) makes his directorial debut at The Donmar Warehouse with Beberian Sound Studio. Tom is a Donmar Artistic Associate and as Designer his previous productions include Belleville, The Lady from the Sea, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (also Booth, New York), Elegy and The Weir (also Wyndham's). Tom is also the curator of Donmar on Design, a week-long festival which was first conceived in 2017, with the second edition taking place earlier this year. His theatre credits include Summer and Smoke (also Duke of York's), King Charles III (also Wyndham's/Music Box, New York), Mr Burns - a Post Electric Play, The Merchant of Venice, Through the Glass Darkly and King Lear (Almeida), Julie, The Deep Blue Sea, Medea and 13 (National Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors and Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Constellations (also Duke of York's/Samuel J Friedman, New York), Dijinns of Eidgah, Hope, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas and Remembrance Day (Royal Court), The Life of Galileo and Romeo and Juliet (RSC). His work as a designer for Opera and Dance includes Grand Finale (Hofesh Shechter Company), Tosca (Opera North), The Flying Dutchman (Scottish Opera), How the Whale Became ( Royal Opera House) and Rigoletto (Opera Holland Park). In 2015 and 2016 Tom provided the production design for the MTV Video Music Awards and has worked as Creative Director for Sam Smith at Tate Modern and Christine and the Queens at Salle Pleyel. He was also the production designer for Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up at the Victoria & Albert museum.

Tom Brooke (Gilderoy) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. His theatre credits include King Lear, The Kitchen (National Theatre), The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Jerusalem, Wild East (Royal Court), I am the Wind, Some Voices (Young Vic), The Caretaker (Liverpool Everyman), Dying for It (Almeida), After the End (Bush), Osama the Hero (Hampstead) and The Long, the Short and the Tall for which he won a TMA Award (Sheffield). His television credits include Bodyguard, Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams, Dark Heart, Sherlock, Preacher, The Dresser, Knifeman, Playhouse Presents: Mr Understood, Game of Thrones, Restless, The Hollow Crown: Henry V, Room at the Top, Pulling, Thieves Like Us and Murder Prevention. For film, Tom's credits include Ilkley, The Death of Stalin, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Iona, The Veteran, The Boat That Rocked and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

Eugenia Caruso (Elena/Maria) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. Her theatre credits include Redefining Juliet (Pit Theatre, Barbican), The Taming of The Shrew (Custom Practice Theatre Co.), Hurried Steps (New Shoes Theatre Co.). Her television and film credits include In Fabric, The Alienist, Youth, The Duke of Burgundy, Berberian Sound Studio. Eugenia was the joint-winner of The Stage Award for Acting Excellent at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with co-protagonist Janet Bamford for their performance in Truckstop (Eastern Angles and Company of Angels, dir. Chris Rolls). Eugenia trained at East 15 Acting School.


Enzo Cilenti (Francesco) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. His theatre credits include Lingua Franca (Finborough Theatre), Anna in the Tropics (Hampstead Theatre), The Shape of Things (New Ambassadors), Ticket to Write (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Eye, Asylum Talk and Total Immersion No.1 (Royal Court), Miu Miu (Paines Plough), Perfect Days (Traverse Theatre). His television credits include The Cops, The Bill, Heartbeat, Trial and Retribution 2, Sweet Revenge, Where The Heart Is, Rescue Me, Spooks 2, Coming Up, Rome, No Angels, The Virgin Queen, N.C.I.S, Lie To Me, House M.D., Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Wolf Hall, Game Of Thrones, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Jekyll & Hyde, Hooten And The Lady, Grantchester, The Last Tycoon, Luther, Next of Kin and Les Misérables. His film credits include Wonderland, The Love Doctor, Dish, Fallen Dreams, Late Night Shopping, Deserter, 24 Hour Party People, Crust, Double Take, Baby Boom, Millions, Colour Me Kubrick, Rabbit Fever, Next, In The Loop, The Fourth Kind, Nine, The Rum Diary, Kick-Ass 2, Supercollider, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Theory Of Everything, The Martian, The Wicked Within, High Rise, Infinity, The Man Who Knew, Bridget Jones's Baby, Free Fire, The Man With The Iron Heart, HHHH, Anonymous and Juliet, Naked.

Tom Espiner (Massimo) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. His theatre credits include Macbeth, Twelfth Night and The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory), Anything Goes, Love's Labour's Lost (National Theatre), The Firework Maker's Daughter (Told By an Idiot), Peggy For You (Hampstead Theatre), Tombstone Tales (Arcola), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Unicorn Theatre), Kursk (Sound&Fury/Young Vic/Sydney Opera House), Going Dark (London Science Museum/Sound&Fury), Ether Frolics (Sound&Fury with artists from Shunt). His television and film credits include Anybody's Nightmare, Without Motive, Ancient Rome, Casualty, Stoned. Tom trained as a Foley artist in Bristol working with Films at 59, Wounded Buffalo Studios and the BBC Natural History Unit making sound effects for numerous natural history films including BBC's The Natural World, animations for Aardman and various dramas. More recently he was the onstage Foley artist for Simon McBurney's original production of The Magic Flute (Complicité/Dutch National Opera). His puppetry credits include Madam Butterfly (ENO), the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, The Table, Henry: A Puppet Possessed (Blind Summit), Great Apes (Arcola) and Meet Fred (Hijinx Theatre). Tom is co-founder of Sound&Fury Theatre Company and has co-created and performed in all their productions including War Music, The Watery Part of the World, Ether Frolics, Kursk, Going Dark and Charlie Ward.

Sidney Kean (Lorenzo) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. His theatre credits include Toby Belch is Unwell, Hitleria Pizzaria (Fetch Theatre), The Fever Chart (Trafalgar Studios/Theatre Royal York), Legal Fictions (Savoy), Public Interest (New Diorama), Henry IV Part 1 (NTC) and The Odd Couple (MK Productions). His TV and film work includes Coronation Street, Silent Witness, The Fear, The Long Firm, A Touch of Frost, Doc Martin, Poirot, Two Point For Children, The Bill, Eastenders, Brookside, Lovejoy, Grange Hill, Casualty, Blakes 7, Robin Hood, Raphael The Mortal God, Warship, King Oedipus (Play for Today), Dixon of Dock Green, Hatton Garden The Heist, The Village in The Woods, Orthodox, Lifeforce, Queen of Hearts, Revelation Hanuman, Lucas & Albert, Subverted, Gli Zii.

Loré Lixenberg (Ms. Lixenberg) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. Lixenberg is a voice-artist whose credits include Anna Nicole, Ingerland, The Gentle Giant (Royal Opera House), Jerry Springer: The Opera (National Theatre). Her opera credits include Die Sieben Todsünden (Kings Place), The Intelligence Park (Dublin), Mess (ZKM) £pØ@ndiØ$n (ACR, Paris), Under Himlen, Way Out East, The Fool (Royal Danish Opera) Tourettes Diva (BAC), Differences in Demolition (Srebrenica) and Songbooks (SubRosa). Concerts include performing with BBCSO, LSO, the Hallé, the Danish, Icelandic and Swedish National Symphony Orchestras, Ensemble InterContemporain, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien, BCMG and CBSO. Her television credits include Strings, Bows and Bellows, Attention Scum, Kombat Operas, FTRTV, What Made Mozart Tic?. Loré's writing credits include b??rd, The Singterviews, The Little Christmas Tree, Prêt A Chanter, The Chords, A Therapy Opera. Her work has been performed at the Centre Pompidou among other places. She is leader of The Voice Party.

Luke Pasqualino (Santini) makes his stage and Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. Television credits include Snatch, Our Girl, The Musketeers, Drunk History, Inside No.9, Jo, Battlestar Galactica, The Borgias and Skins. His film credits include Smartass, Snowpiercer, Love Bite and The Apparition.

Lara Rossi (Silvia) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. Her theatre credits include The Writer (Almeida), Persuasion (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Misalliance (Orange Tree), Octagon (Arcola), Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall (Soho Theatre), The Alchemist (Liverpool Playhouse), Tender Napalm (UK Tour), 13, Emperor And Galilean (National Theatre) and Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle). Her television and film credits include Hood, Cheat, Anchor & Hope, Iron Sky: The Coming Race, Military Wives, Agatha Raisin, Crossing Lines, Life of Crime, Murder and The Shadow Line.


Beatrice Scirocchi (Carla) makes her Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. Her theatre credits include Macbeth (National Theatre), B.S. By Nathanial Martello-White, Nuclear War (Royal Court), The Winter's Tale (English National Opera), Home (Arcola Theatre), Run, Missing (Engineer Theatre Collective), The Skriker (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Magic Flute (Budapest Festival Orchestra), The Mystae (Hampstead Theatre), Banished, The School For Scandal, Macbeth, To Be Taken With Water, The Seagull and Much Ado About Nothing (Central School of Speech and Drama).


Hemi Yeroham (Massimo) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. His theatre credits include Arabian Nights (Hoxton Hall), Alice's Adventures Underground (Waterloo Vaults), Romeo and Juliet, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (US Tour/GK ArtsCenterNY), Operation Magic Carpet (Polka Theatre), Arabian Nights (Tricycle), The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), 66 Minutes in Damascus (LIFT London/Sao Paolo Biennal, Brasil), Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine (Netherlands Tour), Cradle Will Rock (Arcola), Shadow Language (Theatre 503), The Container (site-specific regional tour). His television credits include Benidorm, Tyrant, Common People and EastEnders E20. His film credits include Mamma Mia! and Closed Circuit. His radio credits include Turnpike Lane, The Long View, Ambridge Extra, Forgiving, The Cool Bag Baby and Poppyseeds.

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