The Almeida Theatre announces the cast for the world premiere of Boy, a new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares. The cast is Mohammad Amiri, Osmain Baig, Ruby Bridle, Emilio Doorgasingh, Terina Drayton, Aeran Fitzgerald, Frankie Fox, Ellie Mai Gallagher, Bayleigh Gray, Zainab Hasan, Duramaney Kamara, Asiatu Koroma, Wendy Kweh, Lev Litvinov, Georgie Lord, Angel Loren, Teann McDonnell, Eugenie-Alexia Mulumba, Sarah Niles, Demi Papaminas, Imogen Roberts, Abdul Salis, Morgane Tapia,Peter Temple and Matthew Wellard. Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May, with a Press Night on 12 April.
At a bus stop.
Master of observation, Leo Butler casts a sharp eye over contemporary London and picks out someone for us to follow. Someone easily missed amongst the crowd.
Following last year’s ground breaking production of Game, the innovative director-designer team Sacha Wares and Miriam Buether return to the Almeida to bring this ambitious exploration of austerity era London to life. They are joined by an award-winning creative team and an exciting company of young actors, as well as supernumeraries recruited from the borough of Islington. For many of the cast Boy will mark their stage debut.
Written by Leo Butler, who has quietly established himself as one of the UK’s most talented political playwrights, Boyis an important new play about coming of age in twenty first century London.
For Boy, Sacha Wares is joined by a formidable creative team, including two powerhouse contemporary designers, Miriam Buether for set design (Game, Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations), and Ultz for costume (Jerusalem, Hobson’s Choice, Fallout, Pied Piper), who will be collaborating with each other for the first time. Further creative credits include movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry.
Ruby Bridle’s previous credits include Gypsy for Chichester Festival Theatre and Matilda for the RSC; Emilio Doorgasingh’s previous credits include Dara at the National Theatre and The Kite Runner for Nottingham Playhouse; Zainab Hasan previously performed on the Almeida Stage in ICU, written, produced and performed by Young Friends of the Almeida in 2013 as part of Almeida Projects. Her other credits include Henry V for the Donmar Warehouse and at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York. Wendy Kweh’s credits include Chimerica for the Almeida in the West End and You for Me For You at the Royal Court; Georgie Lord’s credits include Tipping the Velvet at the Lyric, Hammersmith; Sarah Niles’ credits include Catastrophe (Channel 4), The Crucible at the Old Vic and Table for the National Theatre; Demi Papaminas’ credits include Emil and the Detectives at the National Theatre; Abdul Salis’ credits includes Paines Plough’s Roundabout season, Love, Actually, War Horse for the National Theatre in the West End and Don Juan in Soho for the Donmar Warehouse; Peter Temple’s credits include The Sisterhood at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry; Matthew Wellard’s credits include The Miser for Watermill Theatre, Newbury.