Full casting has been announced for the World Premiere production of The Fever Syndrome starring Robert Lindsay.
Alexis Zegerman’s vivid new play, directed by Hampstead Artistic Director Roxana Silbert, is a thrilling portrait of a brilliantly dysfunctional family.
Robert Lindsay (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, TV series My Family) plays the role of Professor Richard Myers, the great IVF innovator, who is virtually a secular saint because of the thousands of babies he has created throughout his career. As his family gathers to see him receive a lifetime achievement award, it’s not long before the family home in the Upper West Side of Manhattan is again alive with dispute.
Lindsay most recently appeared in the West End revival of Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre – which returns later this Summer – and last appeared on stage at Hampstead Theatre in Prism.
“The Fever Syndrome is an epic family drama and I can’t wait to bring Alexis’ vibrant play to life with this tremendous team of artists. It’s a multi-generational feast of complicated relationships, festering grudges and explosive feelings.” said Roxana Silbert.
The cast also features Lisa Dillon, Jake Fairbrother, Alexandra Gilbreath, Sam Marks, Bo Poraj, Alex Waldmann, Nancy Allsop and Charlotte Pourret Wythe.
The creative team includes Lizzie Clachan (design), Matt Haskins (lighting), Max Pappenheim (sound), Wayne Parsons (movement), Stephen Kemble (dialect), Helen Palmer (casting) and Seven Yosef (assistant director).
Other productions at Hampstead Theatre include Folk running until 5 February 2022, which is then followed by the world premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Forest starring Paul McGann (Withnail and I, HandMade Films), Gina McKee (Bodyguard, BBC One) and Toby Stephens (Lost in Space, Netflix).
The Fever Syndrome runs from 19 March 2022 until 23 April 2022 at Hampstead Theatre, London.