Theo James has been cast in the UK premiere of Laura Eason’s smart comedy Sex with Strangers.

The Divergent star will make his professional stage debut alongside Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox.

James trained at Bristol Old Vic before launching his film career which includes the Divergent series, based on the novels by Veronica Roth, War on Everyone, The Benefactor, The InBetweeners Movie and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. His TV credits include Golden Boy, Downton Abbey and Bedlam.

Fox’s extensive theatre credits include Rapture Blister Burn (Hampstead Theatre), Coriolanus, Richard II (Almeida Theatre), Good (Donmar Warehouse), Katherine Howard (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Cherry Orchard (RSC & Albery Theatre). She is best known for portraying Dr. Nikki Alexander in Silent Witness.

Directed by Peter DuBois, Brooklyn based writer Eason’s new comedy is a multifaceted love story packed with hidden ambitions, soaring desires and secret agendas.

Sex with Strangers runs from 27 January 2017 until 4 March 2017 at Hampstead Theatre.

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