Brideshead Revisited Cast Announced
11 March 2016
English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal have announced the full cast for their co-production of Brideshead Revisisted. Evelyn Waugh's classic novel has been reimagined for the stage by Tony Award® nominee Bryony Lavery (Frozen) and will be directed by Olivier Award® winning director Damian Cruden (The Railway Children).
The cast includes...
|Nick Blakeley||Brian Ferguson||Caroline Harker|
Nick Blakeley as Anthony Blanche, Father Mackay and Samgrass
Nick trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Bristol University.
Theatre credits include: A Woman Killed with Kindness, 13 and Damned By Despair (National Theatre); The Sunshine Boys (Savoy Theatre); Hapgood (Hampstead Theatre); I Heart Catherine Pistachio (Soho Theatre); The Last of the De Mullins (Jermyn St Theatre); Happy Never After (Pleasance); Hard Feelings (Finborough Theatre); 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic) and Millennium (Vineyard Theatre, New York, Old Vic New Voices). Television credits includes: The Old Bailey and Doctors (BBC).
Brian Ferguson as Charles Ryder
Theatre credits include: The Broken Heart, The Changeling (The Globe); Hamlet (Citizens Theatre); Adler & Gibb (The Royal Court); Threeway (Invisible Dot For Edinburgh Festival); The Game Show, (Bush Theatre); The Aztec Trilogy (Royal Shakespeare Company); Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company); Dunsinane (Royal Shakespeare Company); Money (The Arches); Earthquakes In London (The National Theatre); Shakespeare In A Suitcase (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Dark Things, (Edinburgh Traverse); Fall (Edinburgh Traverse); The Drawer Boy (Glasgow Tron); Black Watch (National Theatre Of Scotland); Rupture (National Theatre Of Scotland) and Snuff(Glasgow Arches/National Theatre Of Scotland) and Falling (Poorboy).
Television credits include: Line Of Duty, Our World War, Field Of Blood: The Dead Hour, Doctors, One Minute Drama: The Prayer and River City, Taggart: Island.
Film credits include: Imagine That King, Voices, The Woods and Residue.
Caroline Harker as Lady Marchmain & Nanny
Caroline trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre credits include: The Railway Children (York Theatre Royal at The Kings Cross Theatre) Blithe Spirit (York Theatre Royal); Pride And Prejudice (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park); The Village Bike (Sheffield Crucible); The Railway Children (York Theatre Royal @ Waterloo Station); Tusk Tusk, The Strip, The Editing Process (all at the Royal Court); All Mouth (Menier Chocolate Factory); Entertaining Angels (Chichester Festival Theatre and No. 1 Tour); Present Laughter (No. 1 Tour); Battle Royal (National Theatre); Falling(Hampstead Theatre); Things We Do For Love (Duchess Theatre); Life Goes On (Basingstoke Theatre); A Mongrel’s Heart (Royal Lyceum); Hidden Laughter (Michael Codron Ltd./West End) and Sweet Charity, Daisy Pulls it Off, Don Juan (all at Harrogate Theatre).
Television credits include: Doctors, Coronation Street, Holby City, New Tricks, The Commander, Head Cases, Margaret, Murder In Suburbia, Foyle’s War, Auf Wiedersehn Pet, Hans Christian Andersen, I Saw You, Armadillo, Keeping Mum, 6 series of A Touch of Frost, Kavanagh QC, Casualty, A Dance To The Music Of Time, Holding On, Moll Flanders, Harry Enfield and Chums, Honey For Tea, Middlemarch, Covington Cross, Riders, Growing Rich, Casualty and Chancer.
Film credits include: Lady Godiva: Back In The Saddle, A Woman Of The North and The Madness Of King George.
Radio credits include: If I Should Go Away, Westwood, Mrs. Henderson’s Xmas Party, Best Foot Forward, The Golden Pavements, The Swish Of The Curtain, Still Life Barcelona Bird.
|Rosie Hilal||Samantha Lawson||Kiran Sonia Sawar|
Rosie Hilal as Julia
Theatre credits include: The Oresteia, Measure For Measure, Anthony And Cleopatra, Holy Warriors (Shakespeare's Globe); The Hard Problem (The National Theatre); The Hypochondriac (Shakespeare's Globe, The Wannamaker Theatre); All's Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Occupied (Theatre 503).
Film credits include: London Road.
Samantha Lawson as Cara & Celia
Theatre credits include: Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company / BAM / Moscow Arts Theatre); Peer Gynt (Nationalteatret, Norway); The Changeling (ETT & Nottingham Playhouse); His Dark Materials (National Theatre, UK); The White Witch and Flesh To A Tiger (Talawa Theatre Company - Benefit Production); King John (The Union Theatre/Steam Industry); Oedipus Rex (The Scoop,); Antigone (The Scoop); Young Oedipus (The Scoop); Red Noses (Bristol Old Vic Theatre); Asylum Dialogues (Tricycle Theatre); Rendition Monologues (Amnesty International/Actors for Human Rights); Great As I Am (Nordic Black Theatre, Norway); A Tribute To The Heroes (Operahuset, Norway); One Language Many Voices (TNT Theatre/ADG, Germany); The Maids (Workhorse Productions), Voices From The Edge (Union Chapel); Still (Cockpit Theatre); Fantasy (C+Edinburgh/Greenwich Playhouse); Abolition Of Slavery (British & Natural History Museums) Abolition of Slavery (Yaa Asantawaa); The Asylum Monologues (Ice and Fire Theatre)
Television credits include: Occupied ("Okkupert") Yellow Bird/TV2 (Norway) and Toast BBC.
Film credits include: Generation Mars (NRK/DNF), Julius Caesar (BBC/Illuminations/RSC), Poverty (Ice and Fire), The Dark Is Rising (Fox/Walden), Random Acts (Random Acts), Understanding Slavery (Harvest Films), Hong Kong (Norwegian Film Institute), Ladies (Bristol Old Vic), Cross Knowledge (Mas Productions France); Abolition Of Slavery (British/Natural History/Imperial and Bristol Museums).
Samantha trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Kiran Sonia Sawar as Cordelia
Kiran trained at The Oxford School of Drama.
Theatre credits include: Cyrano De Bergerac (Southwark Playhouse); Aladdin (Oxford Playhouse); The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Unicorn Theatre); My Name Is.. (Arcola Theatre & UK Tour); Unspeakable Crimes (Ice&Fire/Actors For Human Rights); 2050: The Future We Want (United Nations, Geneva) and Defining Moments Of Truth & Deception (Soho Theatre).
TV/Film credits include: Legends, Holby City and Murdered By My Father.
Film credits include: Forced Marriages (dir. Ruth Beni) and Pardes (dir. Myriam Raja)
|Paul Shelley||Christopher Simon||Shuna Snow|
Paul Shelley as Lord Marchmain & Mr Ryder
Paul trained at RADA.
Theatre includes: All My Sons (No. 1 Tour); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (The Lyceum, Edinburgh); The House That Will Not Stand (The Tricycle); Macbeth, King Lear and The School for Scheming (Orange Tree Theatre); King Lear (Royal Theatre, Bath); Medea (No. 1 Tour); Earthquakes in London (No. 1 Tour); Moonlight and The Family Reunion (Donmar Warehouse); A Voyage Round My Father (Salisbury Playhouse); Macbeth (Chichester, West End, New York); The Merchant of Venice (West End); Absurd Person Singular (West End); The Invention of Love (West End); A Man For All Seasons (West End); The Secret Rapture, The Crucible, Hedda Gabler, Lady in The Dark (National Theatre); Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Winter’s Tale, The Twin Rivals, Dingo, Bingo (RSC); Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe).
Theatre Directing credits include: The Seagull (Orange Tree Theatre); A Man For All Seasons (York Theatre Royal).
Television includes: Paradise Postponed, Titmus Regained, A Tale of Two Cities, Morse, Secret Army, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Revelations, Dr Who, Blake’s 7.
Film includes: Oh! What a Lovely War, Polanski’s Macbeth, Rupert Goold’s Macbeth, Caught in the Act, It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet.
Audio book credits include: The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Kingsley Amis Trilogy and many Robert Goddard thrillers.
Christopher Simpson as Sebastian
Theatre credits include: Forests, Directed by Award-Winning Catalan Director Calixto Bieito (International Tour); Leaner Faster Stronger, Directed by Andrew Loretto (Cultural Olympiad At Sheffield Theatres); The Knowledge, Directed by Charlotte Gwinner and Little Platoons, Directed by Nathan Curry Both (Bush Theatre); Fallujah Directed By Jonathan Holmes (Truman’s Brewery); The Bacchae Of Baghdad Directed by Conall Morrison (Abbey Theatre), Pericles Directed by Adrian Jackson, (RSC/Cardboard Citizens);Fragile Land, Directed by Paul Miller (Hampstead Theatre); The Ramayana, Directed by Indhu Rubasingham (National Theatre); Double Tongue, Directed by Michael Walling (Old Red Lion) and Off The Wall, Directed by David Glass (David Glass Ensemble).
Television credits include: Shameless, All about George, State of Play, Second Generation and White Teeth.
Film credits includes include: Sixteen, The Day Of The Flowers, It’s A Wonderful Afterlife, Brick Lane, Mischief Night, Chromophobia and Code 46.
Shuna Snow as Bridey Kurt & Rex
Theatre credits include: Twelfth Night (The Rose, Bankside); Aftershakes (Marlowe Theatre Canterbury); Palindrome (The Arcola); Little Stitches (Bare Truth Theatre Co/Theatre 503, Arcola, The Gate); Iron (Bold Over/Old Red Lion); Hamlet (Actors From The London Stage/US Tour); Top Girls (Mercury Theatre Company, Colchester); Engaging Shaw(Vienna's English Theatre); The Charity That Began At Home (Orange Tree Theatre); Comus (London Handel Festival);Welcome To Ramallah (Iceandfire/Arcola Theatre/ York Theatre Royal); Tongues (Menagerie Theatre Company); Going Potty/Ranjit Bolt After Georges Feydeau (Menagerie Theatre Company); Julius Caesar, Death Of A Salesman,Iph/Colin Teevan After Euripides' Iphigeneia At Aulis and The Winter's Tale (Mercury Theatre); Me And The King (Manchester Royal Exchange Studio); Poor Mrs Pepys (New Vic, Stoke); Separate Tables (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre); Absurd Person Singular (Oldham Coliseum); Betrayal, Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui, Ion, Road, The Triumph Of Love, All My Sons, Oh! What A Lovely War, The Three Sisters, Romeo & Juliet, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Uncle Vanya (Mercury Theatre Colchester); Macbeth (Westcliff Palace Theatre);A Shoemaker, A Gentleman (Shakespeare's Globe); Cymbeline, Kenneth's First Play, Little Eyolf and Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company).
Television credits include: The Royal Today and Midsomer Murders.
Radio credits include: Baldi, With Great Pleasure At Christmas, The Pallisers, Les Miserables, Voices From Vindolanda, The Charterhouse Of Parma, Nicholas Nickleby and The Life Of The Bee.
Film Credits: Orna (BAFTA – Short film screening).
The show will be touring to York, Bath, Southampton, Cambridge, Malvern, Brighton, Oxford & Richmond. Dont miss it!