Full casting for The Two Popes which opens at the Rose Theatre in Kingston this September has been announced.
Joining the previously announced Anton Lesser (Pope Benedict XVI) and Nicholas Woodeson (Cardinal Bergoglio – the future Pope Francis) in the London premiere and tour of Anthony McCarten’s The Two Popes, will be Lynsey Beauchamp as Sister Brigitta and Leaphia Darko as Sister Sophia, with Malcolm James and Angela Jones in the ensemble. The Two Popes tickets on sale here.
The Two Popes will run at Rose Theatre from 9 to 23 September 2022, after which, it will tour to Cambridge Arts Theatre (27 September – 1 October), Everyman Theatre Cheltenham (4 – 8 October), Royal & Derngate Northampton (11 – 15 October), Oxford Playhouse (18 – 22 October) and Theatre Royal Bath (25-29 October).
Anthony McCarten‘s gripping and entertaining play premiered at Royal & Derngate, Northampton in 2019 and was adapted into the multi-award-winning film, for which McCarten was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Awards. It now receives its London premiere at the Rose ahead of a UK tour.
Directed by James Dacre (2020 Olivier Award-nominated Our Lady of Kibeho), with original music by Grammy and BRIT Award-winning composer Anne Dudley, the production is designed by Jonathan Fensom, with lighting design by Charles Balfour, sound design by David Gregory and video & projection design by Duncan McLean.
The Associate Director is Sarah Stacey, the Associate Lighting Designer is Ric Mountjoy, and original casting was by Annelie Powell CDG and Stuart Burt CDG.