Leemore Marrett Jr
Directed by Edward Hall
Designed by Miriam Buether
Costumes by Michael Howells
Lighting by Rick Fisher
Choreography by Scott Ambler
Sound by Paul Groothuis
Additional music by Jason Carr
Original music by Vangelis
Casting Suzanne Crowley and Gilly Poole
Just about every other day a new British actor or actress is hailed as the “next big thing”. But you would be hard-pressed to find a more suitable cliche to describe Jodie Whittaker.
Talked about in the same breath as Carey Mulligan, Whittaker left Guildhall in 2005 and walked straight into a major movie, playing against Peter O’Toole in 2006′s Venus.
She could have fallen at the first hurdle but has made smart choices since, with TV work that includes Cranford, The Night Watch, Marchlands, The Accused, Royal Wedding, Tess of the D’Urbevilles, This Life Plus Ten and Billy Two-Sheds.
Her movie work has also been strong with performances in Good Vibrations, Ashes, One Day, A Thousand Kisses Deep, Good, St Trinians and St Trinians 2 and Joe Cornish’s 2011 Brit horror Attack the Block.
Whittaker has been concentrating on screen work up to this point so her theatre credits have been relatively few but have been high-profile and well-received, including Awake and Sing! and Enemies at the Almeida, The Storm at the Globe and Bash at the Trafalgar Studios.
But it’s her next stage role that is set to take her into a different place altogether, after being cast in the title role of Polly Findlay’s new production of Sophocles’s Antigone at the National Theatre, alongside Christopher Eccleston as Creon.
Jodie Whittaker married American actor and writer Christian Contreras in 2009 after they met at Guildhall. He is currently part of the Royal Court’s Invited Writers Group and his short drama Food aired on Channel 4 as part of their Coming Up Series.
Game of Thrones star Harry Lloyd joins Eve Best in the Old Vic’s new production of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi
Harry’s stage credits include:
Nurse Jackie star Eve Best returns to the Old Vic this summer in Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi
Eve’s stage career includes Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Young Vic) in 1999 (Best Newcomer Evening Standard Award, Best Newcomer Critics’ Circle Award), Hedda Gabler (Olivier Award), A Moon For The Misbegotten (Old Vic and Broadway) and As You Like It (Sheffield Crucible) in 2007, The Homecoming (Cort Theatre NY) in 2008 and Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe) in 2011.
TV work includes The Bill and Casualty in 2000, The Infinite Worlds of H G Wells in 2001, Shackleton in 2002, Waking the Dead in 2004, Lie with Me in 2004, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries in 2005, Vital Signs in 2006, Prime Suspect: The Final Act in 2006 and the US hit series Nurse Jackie, which started in 2009. Other recent credits include The American Experience and Dolley Madison in 2010, and The Shadow Line in 2011.
Film work includes The King’s Speech.
Eve Best stars in John Webster‘s great Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, directed by Jamie Lloyd. The cast also includes Madeline Appiah, Harry Attwell, Tom Bateman, Mark Bonnar, Adam Burton, Vyelle Croom, Lucy Eaton, Taylor James, Tunji Kasim, Harry Lloyd, Finbar Lynch, Nari Blair Mangat, Iris Roberts, Alan Westaway and Freddie Anness-Lorenz, Alexander Aze and Max Furst.
Legally Blonde’s Siobhan Dillon stars in Ghost The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre
Siobhan Dillon came to fame as a finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV talent show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?
Her theatre credits include Patty in Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre, UK tours of Can’t Smile Without You and Cabaret as Sally Bowles, Vivienne in Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre and Claire in Ex The Musical at the Soho Theatre.
Music credits include performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra on Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night and song writing and recording her solo album.
Ghost the Musical, which opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London in June 2011 is directed by Matthew Warchus (Deathtrap, La Bete), with music and lyrics by legendary pop and rock writers Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (writer of Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror). The cast also includes Mark Evans as Sam, Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl.
Rising West End star Mark Evans follows Richard Fleeshman into Ghost The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre
Mark’s theatre credits include playing Fiyero in the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria, Curly in the recent UK tour of Oklahoma!, the London production of High School Musical and as Brad Majors in the UK tour of the Rocky Horror Show.
His screen credits include Lake Placid 3 and Dead Hungry, and in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Your Country Needs You reaching the final. He’s recently filmed his own TV special and released his debut solo album on Sain Records – The Journey Home.
On S4C he has appeared in Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol, Wedi 7, the Eisteddfod Annual Concert, The Sian Cothi Show, Noson Lawen, and The Big Welsh Talent Concert as well as the ongoing children’s programme Marcaroni in which he plays the title role.
Ghost the Musical, which opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London in June 2011 is directed by Matthew Warchus (Deathtrap, La Bete), with music and lyrics by legendary pop and rock writers Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (writer of Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror). The cast also includes Siobhan Dillon as Molly, Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl.
Owain Arthur joins the cast of hit National Theatre show One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
They were always going to be big shoes to fill. James Corden won rave reviews for his performance as Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors – and is now winging his way to Broadway to wow the other side of the Atlantic. And the job of leading the cast of the West End production of the show now falls to exciting British newcomer Owain Arthur, who has been understudying Corden in the starring role.
Nicholas Hytner and the production team went to see Owain give an understudy performance as Francis when the show played the Adelphi late last year, to decide on his future in the show. And what they found was an exciting new talent who is clearly going places.
Hytner is no stranger to Owain’s work having cast him in his National Theatre production of The History Boys. Owain’s other theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Comedy of Errors for the Royal Exchange Theatre and Birdsong at the Comedy Theatre.
TV work includes Holby City, Ddeg, Cei Bach, New Tricks and The Palace, and on film he can he seen in Abroad, Mr Nice and Eldra.
Nicholas Hytner’s award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors starts at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 2 March with a cast that includes Hannah Spearritt as Pauline and Jodie Prenger as Dolly.
S Club 7′s Hannah Spearritt joins the cast of hit National Theatre show One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Hannah made her stage debut in The Belle’s Stratagem at Southwark Playhouse last year.
A former member of the hugely successful pop group S Club 7, Spearritt has made a number of US movie appearances including Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and Seed of Chucky.
UK television credits include Miss Marple and Blessed, but she is best known for playing the leading role of Abby Maitland in five seasons of ITV’s action packed sci-fi series Primeval.
Nicholas Hytner’s award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors starts at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 2 March with a cast that includes Owain Arthur as Francis Henshall and Jodie Prenger as Dolly.
I’d Do Anything and Oliver! star Jodie Prenger joins the cast of hit National Theatre show One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Jodie Prenger stars as Dolly in the acclaimed production of One Man, Two Guvnors, as it transfers from the National and the Adelphi theatres to the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Jodie came to prominence after winning the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s revival production of Oliver! through BBC talent search I’d Do Anything. Other theatre credits include playing The Lady of The Lake in the Spamalot UK tour.
TV credits include Hustle, Justin’s House, Candy Cabs and Waterloo Road for the BBC. Extensive presenting work includes leading the search to find a Toto for a gala performance of The Wizard of Oz in Over The Rainbow, covering for Elaine Paige and Paul O’Grady on BBC Radio 2 and co-hosting on Going Out With Alan Carr, the Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, Laurence Olivier Awards 2010 and Children in Need 2009.
In 2010 and 2011 she toured with John Barrowman on his UK concert tour and made regular concert appearances on Thank You for the Music and The Friday Night Is Music Night James Bond Special.
Nicholas Hytner’s award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors starts at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 2 March with a cast that includes Owain Arthur as Francis Henshall and Hannah Spearritt as Pauline.
Cagney and Lacey star Tyne Daly comes to London to revive her acclaimed performance as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally’s Master Class.
Tyne Daly is a major US star of both stage and screen.
Tyne is best known for her work on “Cagney & Lacey” (four Emmys) alongside Sharon Gless, and for performances in “Judging Amy” and “Christy” and appearances on “Burn Notice” and “Grey’s Anatomy and in several TV films.
In theatre she most recently starred in Master Class on Broadway at The Kennedy Center. She won a Tony for her performance as Rose in the successful 1989 revival of Gypsy and a Tony nomination for Rabbit Hole.
Her film work includes Georgia, with Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons.
In Master Class, which is directed by Stephen Wadsworth, she is joined by a cast that includes Dianne Pilkington, Naomi O’Connell, Garrett Sorenson, Gerard Carey and Jeremy Cohen.