NEWS: Full cast is announced for Ibsen’s The Wild Duck at the Almeida in a new version by Robert Icke

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The full cast for the Almeida Theatre production of The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version created by the venue’s associate director Robert Icke, is Nicholas Day, Grace Doherty, Nicholas Farrell, Andrea Hall, Kevin Harvey, Edward Hogg, Lyndsey Marshal, Clara Read and Rick Warden.

It is Icke’s first show at the Almeida since Hamlet in 2017 and follows his previously acclaimed productions of Mary StuartOresteiaUncle VanyaMr Burns and 1984. It opens on 23 October 2018, with previews from 15 October, and runs until 1 December (press night is 23 October).

In the creative team are designer Bunny Christie, lighting designer Elliot Griggs, sound designer Tom Gibbons and casting director Julia Horan.

Bios

Nicholas Day’s theatre credits include The Beaux’ Stratagem, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence of War, Johnny on the Spot, Tartuffe and An Inspector Calls (National Theatre); Dido Queen of Carthage, Vice Versa, Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Tempest and Marat/Sade (RSC); Platonov (Chichester Festival Theatre and National Theatre); The Lyons (Menier Chocolate Factory); The History Boys (Sheffield Theatres); The Country Girl (Apollo Theatre) and The Country Wife (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

Grace Doherty’s theatre credits include The Ferryman (Royal Court and West End); Love (National Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre); X (Royal Court) and Made in Dagenham (West End).

Nicholas Farrell’s theatre credits include Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh Company); Single Spies (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre); Peter and Alice (Michael Grandage Company); The Browning Version/South Downs (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End); Birdsong (Comedy Theatre); Stuff Happens and Dinner (National Theatre); The Lady in the Van (West End); Kean (The Old Vic), The Cherry Orchard (Aldwych) and Three Sisters, Cymbeline, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar (RSC).

Andrea Hall’s theatre credits include The Notebook of Trigorin (Finborough Theatre); Hyacinth Blue (Clean Break Theatre); Talkin’ Loud(Theatre503); Abena’s Stupidest Mistake (Talawa Theatre); The Palace of Fear (Leicester Haymarket) and Large Tales (Nottingham Playhouse).

Kevin Harvey previously appeared in Against, Bakkhai and Game at the Almeida. Other theatre includes Macbeth (National Theatre); Twelfth Night (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Star, The Alchemist, ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore and Tartuffe (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); Yellowman (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Hampstead Theatre); The Book of Mormon (West End); Titus Andronicus and Candide (RSC) and Decade (Headlong Theatre).

Edward Hogg previously appeared in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Almeida. His other theatre credits include As You Like It (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Rest is Silence (Brighton Festival 2012/Newcastle Northern Stage/London 2012 Festival); The God Of Soho (Shakespeare’s Globe); Our Class (National Theatre); Pictures From An Exhibition, Our Country’s Good, Cressida and Noises Off (Young Vic); Woyzeck (St Anne’s Warehouse Theatre, Brooklyn, NY); Rock ‘N Roll (Royal Court/Duke of York’s Theatre) and The Pillowman (Royal National Theatre).

Lyndsey Marshal previously appeared in The Hypochondriac and Blood Wedding at the Almeida Theatre. Her other theatre credits include Diminished (Hampstead Theatre); The Oresteia (HOME Manchester); Othello, Greenland and A Matter of Life and Death (National Theatre); Three Days of Rain (Apollo Theatre); The Pride (Royal Court) and Absurdia (Donmar Warehouse).

Clara Read previously appeared at the Almeida in Oresteia. Her theatre credits include Frozen (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Matilda (West End) and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Faust Theatre, Hong Kong).

Rick Warden’s theatre credits include The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Bomb, Tactical Questioning and The Great Game Afghanistan (Tricycle Theatre); 66 Books (Bush Theatre); Stoning Mary (Royal Court) and Dealer’s Choice (National Theatre). His recent television credits include The Pact; Fearless; Uncle; Indian Summers; Happy Valley; Capital; DCI Banks; Inspector George Gently; Sherlock; Misfits and Case Sensitive.

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