The final cast has been confirmed to appear alongside the previously announced James Norton (War and Peace, Happy Valley) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) in the 20th anniversary production of Bug by multi award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe). Bug will play a six-week season at London’s Found111 from Thursday March 24 – Saturday May 7 2016, with a press night on Tuesday March 29 at 7.00pm.
Alec Newman (The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Danton’s Death), Daisy Lewis (teacher Sarah Buntin in Downton Abbey) and Robert Goodale (Perfect Nonsense, Dr Faustus) complete the cast.
Tense and blackly comic, Bug is a taut exploration of two people on the edge; where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred.
Director Simon Evans returns to Found111, the thrilling new pop-up theatre space at the site of the original Central Saint Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road, following the critically acclaimed The Dazzle. The rest of the creative team are today confirmed as: Set and Costume Designer, Ben Stones; Lighting Designer, Richard Howell; Composer and Sound Designer, Edward Lewis; and Associate Director / Movement Director Oliver Kaderbhai.
After his recent acclaimed performance as Prince Andrei in BBC1’s lavish War and Peace series and his return to TV this week playing his BAFTA-nominated role as psychopath Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley, Norton returns to the London stage for the first time in four years. He first thrilled audiences as Miles Richards in Posh at The Royal Court, then made his West End debut as Stanhope in Journey’s End at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Trevor Nunn directed him as Geoffrey in The Lion in Winter at the Theatre Royal Haymarket before his breakthrough 1950s-set TV series, Grantchester, starring as Sidney Chambers, the vicar (and former Scots Guards officer) who develops a sideline in sleuthing.