Casting has been announced for James Graham’s new play Sketching which opens at Wilton’s Music Hall later this month.

Nav Sidhu (How I Live Now, The Kumars), Penny Layden (RSC, National Theatre, Call the Midwife), Samuel James (Birds of a Feather, National Theatre’s Twelfth Night, Bryony Lavery’s Stockholm), Sean Michael Verey (Pramface, Radiant Vermin, Tonight with Donny Styxx) and Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat, Kick Ass, Black Mirror) will star in Graham’s new play inspired by Charles Dickens 1836 novel Sketches by Boz.

The play follows numerous character in an overlapping tale set over 24 hours in the life of London.

Sketching is a multi-authored play written by Olivier award-winning playwright James Graham (This House, Quiz, Labour of Love), in collaboration with eight emerging writers.

Graham and director Thomas Hescott sought new voices from an open application process, where emerging talents – particularly those currently underrepresented in the industry – could submit an exciting and innovative story and character ideas.

Writers Aaron Douglas, Chloe Mi Lin Ewart, Alan Gordon, Adam Hughes, Ella Langley, Himanshu Ojha, Sumerah Srivastav and Naomi Westerman were picked and have been collaborating with Graham and Hescott on the final script, in which the cast members will play multiple characters each night.

James Graham said, “To create a brand-new show for this gorgeous old Victorian Music Hall has been such a creative joy. I look forward to taking an audience on a real journey into hidden parts of this city…”

Find tickets to James Graham’s Sketching

James Graham’s Sketching is booking from 26 September 2018 until – 27 October 2018 at Wilton’s Music Hall, London.