Alun Armstrong, Maggie Steed and Nicola Walker have been cast in the world premiere of Mark Ravenhill’s play The Cane, directed by Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone.
The Cane will be performed in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from 6 December 2018 to 26 January 2019.
After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement. But his home is under siege. A mob of angry students has gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven’t left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions.
Also in the creative team are designer Chloe Lamford and lighting designer Natasha Chivers. There will be a post-show talk with Vicky Featherstone and Mark Ravenhill on 18 December 2018.
Alun Armstrong: For the Royal Court: Cromwell, Mother’s Day, The Changing Room. Other theatre includes: Exit the King (Theatre Royal, Bath); The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Death of a Salesman, Sweeney Todd, The Father, The Passion (National); The Front Page, Endgame, Insignificance (Donmar); The Baker’s Wife (West End); The Jew of Malta, Fashion, Les Misérables (& West End), Troilus & Cressida, The Winter’s Tale, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Nicholas Nickleby (& Broadway), Bastard Angel, The Loud Boys Life, Much Ado About Nothing (RSC).
Maggie Steed: For the Royal Court: Women Beware Women. Other theatre includes: Pinter One (West End); Richard III (West End); The Birthday Party (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Trelawney of the Wells (Donmar); The School for Scandal (Theatre Royal, Bath); Kinderstransport (UK tour); Listen We’re Family (JW3); Uncle Vanya (Chichester Festival); The Belle’s Stratagem (Southwark Playhouse); The Constant Wife (Salisbury Playhouse); Hay Fever (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The History Boys (National & world tour); The Importance of Being Earnest (Oxford Playhouse); The Storm (Almeida); The War Plays, Much Ado About Nothing (RSC).
Nicola Walker: For the Royal Court: Relocated, Fresh Kills, Sweetheart, The Libertine/The Man of Mode, Hated Nightfall. Other theatre includes: A View from the Bridge (Young Vic/West End/Broadway); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Season’s Greetings, Gethsemane, Tales from the Vienna Woods, Edmond (National); Di & Viv & Rose,The Dead Eye Boy (Hampstead); Mrs Klein, Cloud Nine (Almeida); Modern Dance for Beginners (Soho); Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Crucible, Sheffield); Passion Play (& Comedy), A Lie of the Mind (Donmar); Fifty Revolutions (Whitehall).