Ophelia Lovibond & Sion Daniel Young have been cast in the World Premiere of Barney Norris’s Nightfall at the Bridge Theatre.

Ophelia Lovibond is best known for playing Izzy Gould in the BBC series W1A.

Her recent theatre credits include Richard Eyre’s production of The Stepmother at Chichester Festival Theatre, The Libertine alongside Dominic Cooper at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and The Effect for Sheffield Theatres.

Sion Daniel Young’s growing body of work includes Killology for the Royal Court, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse for the National Theatre, Mametz and The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning for the National Theatre Wales.

Humans actor Ukweli Roach also joins the cast; his theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet and Helen, both for Shakespeare’s Globe and 5, 6, 7, 8 for the Royal Court.

Nightfall begins previews at London’s newest theatre, the Bridge Theatre on 28 April 2017.

Norris’ play is set on a farm outside Winchester, as Ryan (Young) struggles to make a living off the land his sister Lou (Lovibond) returns home to support their formidable mother following the death of their father. Who battles to keep her children on the path she wants for them.

Nightfall is directed by Laurie Sansom, Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, with design by Rae Smith, lighting by Chris Davey, sound by Christopher Shutt and composed by Gareth Williams.

Full casting for the show will be announced in due course.

Nightfall runs from 28 April 2018 until 3 June 2018 at the Bridge Theatre.