Nick Blood & Amaka Okafor

Nick Blood and Amaka Okafor to star in After The End at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Nick Blood and Amaka Okafor (The Son, West End) will star in Dennis Kelly’s chilling new play After The End at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Blood and Okafor will play two colleagues who have survived a nuclear attack; stuck in a bomb shelter with only enough food and water to last two weeks, they must find a way to survive each other. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Top GirlsSaint George and the DragonLight Shining in BuckinghamshireEdgar and AnnabelThere is a War, all at theNational Theatre), Dennis Kelly’s play examines what it takes to endure catastrophe.

Nick Blood was most recently seen starring in Michael Samuel’s Channel 4 drama, Close to Me, opposite Connie Neilsen and Christopher Eccleston. His notable screen work includes feature films Abyzou, Lovely, Dark & Deep and Body of Water. Other recent screen credits include HBO’s Euphoria, Lethal White, Danny Boyle’s Babylon, Misfits, Him & Her, but he is perhaps best known for his role as mercenary Lance Hunter in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

His stage career began as Adam in The Priory (Royal Court), followed by Marianne Elliot’s production of Women Beware Women (National Theatre). He later played the lead role, Stuart Sutcliffe, otherwise known as “the fifth Beatle”, in the West End production of Backbeat, which also took him to Toronto and Los Angeles.

Amaka Okafor’s numerous stage credits include Nora: A Doll’s House (Young Vic), The Son (Kiln Theatre and West End), I’m Not Running, Macbeth, Saint George and The Dragon, Peter Pan (National Theatre), Hamlet (Almeida Theatre), Grimly Handsome, I See You (Royal Court), Hamlet (Barbican), Glasgow Girls (Citizen’s Theatre), Dr Korczak’s Example (Manchester Royal Exchange & Arcola) and The Bacchae (National Theatre of Scotland). Her television credits include The Responder, Grace, Des, The Split Series 2, Vera and film credits include Sweet Sue.

The creative team include set and costume design by Peter McKintosh, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design and composing by Tingying Dong, sound design mentoring by Paul Arditti, assistant direction by Aaliyah McKay, fight direction by Bret Yount, and casting director Isabella Odoffin.

After The End will run from 25 February 2022 until 26 March 2022 at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Tickets for After The End are on sale www.stratfordeast.com.


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