The Almeida Theatre has announced the full cast for the world premiere of Shipwreck by Anne Washburn (The Twilight Zone, Mr Burns), directed by the venue’s artistic director Rupert Goold, running from 12 February to 30 March 2019 (press night is 19 February).
The cast includes Khalid Abdalla, Fisayo Akinade, Raquel Cassidy, Risteárd Cooper, Elliot Cowan, Tara Fitzgerald, Adam James and Justine Mitchell.
An old farmhouse upstate. Snow is falling. Mountains are falling. Something is breaking apart. You are formally invited to dinner with the 45th president of the United States.
Direction Rupert Goold is joined by designer Miriam Buether, costume designer Fly Davis, lighting designer Jack Knowles, sound designer Paul Arditti, video designer Luke Halls, plus Brett Tyne (voice) and Amy Ball (casting).
Khalid Abdalla’s theatre credits include An Injury (Ovalhouse); Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere (Young Vic); The Suppliants (Battersea Arts Centre) and Tamburlaine The Great (Rose Theatre).
Fisayo Akinade’s theatre credits include Antony & Cleopatra and Barber Shop Chronicles (National Theatre); The Way of the World, St Joan and The Vote (Donmar Warehouse); Pigs and Dogs and The Crossing Plays (Royal Court); The Tempest(Shakespeare’s Globe) and Barbarians (Young Vic).
Raquel Cassidy’s theatre credits include Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat (Paines Plough); Mirandolina (Manchester Royal Exchange); Home (National Theatre); Macbeth (Arcola Theatre and tour); Anna Karenina (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); Badnuff (Soho Theatre) and Sunday Father (Hampstead Theatre).
Risteárd Cooper’s theatre credits include Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Gate Theatre, Dublin); The Weir (Donmar Warehouse and West End); Juno and the Paycock (Abbey Theatre, Dublin and National Theatre); Pygmalion (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Yalta Game, The Deep Blue Sea and Betrayal (Gate Theatre, Dublin); I, Keano (Olympia Theatre) and Auntie and Me (The Gaiety Theatre).
Elliot Cowan’s theatre credits include Julius Caesar (Sheffield Crucible); Les Blancs and The Revenger’s Tragedy (National Theatre); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe); A Streetcar Named Desire (Donmar Warehouse); Women Beware Women (RSC); An Ideal Husband and Frost/Nixon (West End).
Tara Fitzgerald’s recent theatre credits include In Praise of Love (Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe); Gaslight (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); Farewell to the Theatre (Hampstead Theatre); Broken Glass (PW Productions/Tricycle Theatre); The Misanthrope (Comedy Theatre) and And Then There Were None (Gielgud Theatre).
Adam James returns to the Almeida having previously appeared in King Charles III (also West End). His other theatre credits include Girl from The North Country (Noel Coward Theatre); Consent and 13 (National Theatre); An Enemy of the People (Chichester Festival Theatre); Bull (Young Vic); Now or Later and My Child (Royal Court); Rapture, Blister, Burn and Tiger Country(Hampstead Theatre).
Justine Mitchell returns to the Almeida having previously appeared in Mr Burns. Her other recent theatre credits include The Way of the World, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and King Lear (Donmar Warehouse); Beginning (National Theatre and West End); Bodies and Gastronauts (Royal Court); Wild Honey (Hampstead Theatre); The Plough and the Stars and Children of the Sun (National Theatre); For Services Rendered (Chichester Festival Theatre); Love for Love (RSC) and Man – Three Plays By Tennessee Williams (Young Vic).