Full casting announced for Richard Jones production of The Hairy Ape at the Old Vic

Full casting announced for Richard Jones production of The Hairy Ape

Joining the already announced Bertie Carvel who will play Yank in The Old Vic’s forthcoming production of Eugene O’Neill’s timeless classic of class and identity are Steffan Rhodri as Paddy, Adam Burton as Secretary, Buffy Davis as Aunt, Callum Dixon as Long, Rosie Sheehy as Mildred, and Nicholas Karimi as Second Engineer.

Completing the cast are Christopher Akrill, Charlie Cameron, Okorie Chukwu, Callum Dixon, Phil Hill, Ben Lee, Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins, Luke Murphy and Elan James.

Adam Burton returns to The Old Vic stage having performed alongside Eve Best in The Duchess of Malfi. His extensive theatre credits include Everyman (National Theatre), The Drowned Man (Punchdrunk), A Life of Galileo, Julius Caesar, King Lear and The Winter’s Tale (RSC), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe). His film credits include Other Side of the Game, and the upcoming film Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.

Bertie Carvel recently starred in the BBC television drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and he will soon be seen in the five-part BBC One drama Doctor Foster. On stage, he is best known for creating the role of ‘Miss Trunchbull’ in Matilda The Musical (RSC, West End, Broadway) for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony Award. His other theatre credits include Bakkhai (Almeida Theatre),Revelations(Hampstead Theatre), The Life of Galileo, The Man of Mode (National Theatre) and Parade (Donmar Warehouse). Other recent television work includes the role of Nick Clegg in Coalition, Babylon and The Wrong Mans.

Buffy Davis’s extensive theatre credits include Uncle Vanya (St James’ Theatre), School for Scandal (Park Theatre), Hedda Gabler (Old Vic), The Government Inspector and Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic), and The Rose Tattoo (National Theatre). Television credits include What Remains, Doc Martin, Silk, and Mutual Friends. She has also appeared on film in Anna Karenina, Hyde Park on Hudson, and in Stephen Frears’ feature film Florence Foster Jenkins.

Callum Dixon’s recent theatre credits include Between Us (Arcola), The Complaint (Hampstead Theatre), Hamlet and The Government Inspector (Young Vic), The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Market Boy and Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads (National Theatre), Mojo (Royal Court), and Edward II and Richard III (RSC). On television he has appeared in A Touch of Cloth, Random, and The Armando Iannucci Show, and on film, credits include The Kid and Telstar.

Steffan Rhodri’s recent theatre credits include The Mentalists (Wyndham’s), Posh (Duke of York’s), Absent Friends (Harold Pinter), Abigail’s Party (Hampstead Theatre), The Kitchen Sink (Bush), Clybourne Park (Royal Court Theatre), and It’s A Mad World My Masters and Candide (RSC). Steffan’s extensive television credits include Henry IV The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, part 2, Under Milk Wood, Cucumber,and Gavin and Stacey; and on film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Rosie Sheehy who makes her professional stage debut is a recent graduate from RADA, where her theatre credits include As You Like It, Sweet Charity and Mrs Warren’s Profession.

 Nicholas Karimi is currently playing in Everyman at the National Theatre. Other recent theatre credits include Lardo (Old Red Lion), The Kite Runner (Nottingham Playhouse / Liverpool Playhouse), Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare’s Globe), Game of Life (The Yard Theatre), Outward Bound, The Fear of Breathing (Finborough Theatre), The Double, (Theatre Royal Bath), and Macbeth (National Theatre).

The Hairy Ape plays a limited season from 17 October 2015 until 21 November 2015 at the Old Vic theatre.


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