Hampstead Theatre has announced casting for director Sam Yates‘ upcoming new production of Tennessee Williams’ innovative, psychological thriller, The Two Character Play, which runs at the theatre from 17 July to 28 August 2021.
Yates is making a highly anticipated return to the theatre following his Olivier-nominated production of The Phlebotomist (2019).
The production will star Kate O’Flynn as Clare and Zubin Varla as Felice.
The Two Character Play premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1967 directed by the theatre’s founding Artistic Director James Roose-Evans.
A doctor once told me that we were the bravest people he knew. I said “Why, that’s absurd, my brother and I are terrified of our shadows.” And he said, “Yes, I know, and that’s why I admire your courage so much
Fellow actors, and brother and sister, Felice and Clare have been on tour far too long. Abandoned by the rest of their troupe, all that’s left is each other, an empty stage and an expectant audience. They will have to adapt accordingly and perform the only appropriate work in their repertoire: The Two Character Play…
The creative team includes: Designer Rosanna Vize; Lighting Designer Lee Curran; Sound Designer Dan Balfour; Video Designer Akhila Krishnan, Movement Director Malik Nashad Sharpe and Assistant Director Lizzie Manwaring.
The Two Character Play will remain as originally sold, with reduced capacity and social distancing, for the duration of its runs should national restrictions be lifted. In the event of it being postponed due to UK Government advice, full refunds or credit vouchers will be offered.