Niamh Cusack in That Face. Photo by Rebecca Need-Menear

That Face at the Orange Tree Richmond full cast announced

The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond has announced the full cast ahead of its revival of Polly Stenham’s That Face.

It was revealed in May that Niamh Cusack (Silent Witness) is to lead the revival, directed by Josh Seymour.

Niamh will be joined by Kasper Hilton-Hille, Dominic Mafham (The Clinic, Golda), Sarita Gabony (James IV: Queen of the Fight) and Ruby Stokes (Bridgerton).

Polly Stenham’s darkly comic play explores what happens when children become parents to their parents. The play won the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award, the TMA Best New Play Award, and the Critics’ Circle Award.

The wider creative team includes Designer Eleanor Bull; Lighting Designer Jamie Platt; Sound Designer and Composer George Dennis; Assistant Director Chani Merrell; and Fight and Intimacy Director: Ingrid Mackinnon.

Artistic Director Tom Littler said in a statement: “We cannot wait to launch our autumn season with Polly Stenham’s remarkable first play. Niamh Cusack brings her unique talent to the role of Martha, and she is joined by two stage debutants in Ruby Stokes and Kasper Hilton-Hille, playing her children. Dominic Mafham and Sarita Gabony complete a very exciting cast. For those who saw the original production, this is a chance to re-encounter a contemporary classic; those who’ve never seen That Face are in for a treat.”

That Face runs from 9 September to 7 October at the Orange Tree.

Other plays in the new Orange Tree season include: Mustapha Matura’s new play Meetings, Zoe Cooper’s adaptation of Northanger Abbey, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn, Kate Attwell’s play Testmatch, and a revival of Noël Coward’s Suite in Three Keys, directed by Tom Littler.

📷 Main photo: Niamh Cusack in That Face. Photo by Rebecca Need-Menear

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