Marylebone Theatre in London has announced casting for its forthcoming new play The White Factory by Russian author and playwright Dmitry Glukhovsky.
Directed by Maxim Didenko, The White Factory is running at Marylebone Theatre from 14 September to 4 November 2023.
The cast will include Adrian Schiller (Victoria, The Last Kingdom) as Chaim Rumkowski and Old Ezekiel, with Pearl Chanda (See How They Run) as Rivke Kaufman, and Mark Quartley (The Ipcress Files) as Yosef Kaufman.
They are joined by James Garnon as SS Wilhelm Koppe, Matthew Spencer as SS Herbert Lange, Olivia Bernstone as Female Ensemble and Lewis Hart as Male Ensemble.
The play is billed as a powerful and urgent new work inspired by real events, following one man’s journey from the Lodz ghetto of 1940’s Poland to 1960’s America, where the possibility of a new life is tested to the limit by the remnants of his past.
Announced in June 2023, The White Factory is produced with Ukrainian creative producer Ekaterina Kashynsteva. Glukhovsky and Didenko are both political exiles because of their outspoken views against Russia’s war with Ukraine.
The wider creative team includes Design by Galya Solodovnikova, Music by Louis Lebee, Lighting design by Alex Musgrave, Sound design by Julian Starr, Associate set and costume designer Isabella Van Braeckel, Assistant director Maria Zemlinskaya, Casting director Helena Palmer CDG, Producers Ekaterina Kashyntseva & Oliver King for Belka Productions, and General managers Wild Yak.