Full casting announced for West End transfer of ‘DR SEMMELWEIS’ starring Mark Rylance

Full casting has been announced for the anticipated West End transfer of the critically acclaimed play, DR SEMMELWEIS, starring Mark Rylance in the title role, which plays a strictly limited 14-week run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 29 June to 7 October 2023.

DR SEMMELWEIS was originally developed by the National Theatre Studio and produced by Bristol Old Vic, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, the National Theatre and Shakespeare Road.

The play, in which Rylance reprises the title role, is written by Stephen Brown with Mark Rylance – based on an original idea by Rylance. – and is directed by Tom Morris. In a unique theatrical event, he and the cast are joined on stage by 10 ballet dancers and the Salome String Quartet.


Photo by Simon Annand

The company are: Roseanna Anderson (Marja Seidel/ Baroness Maria-Teresa), Zoe Arshamian (Dance Ensemble), Joshua Ben-Tovim(Hospital Porter/ Death), Ewan Black (Franz Arneth), Chrissy Brooke (Lisa Elstein), Megumi Eda (Aiko Eda), Suzy Halstead (Violet-May Blackledge), Felix Hayes (Ferdinand von Hebra), Pauline McLynn (Anna Müller), Jude Owusu(Jakob Kolletschka), Oxana Panchenko (Dance Ensemble), Millie Thomas (Agnes Barta), Max Westwell (Hospital Porter/ Death), Amanda Wilkin (Maria Semmelweis), Alan Williams (Johann Klein), Daniel York Loh (Karl von Rokitansky), Patricia Zhou (Dance Ensemble), and Helen Belbin, Jason Hogan, Andrew McDonald, with the Salomé QuartetHaim Choi as Suk Hee Apfelbaum (Music Director/ Violin 1), Coco Inman as Sarah Schmidt (Violin 2), Kasia Zimińska  as Eszter Horowitz (Viola) and Shizuku Tatsuno  as Oshizu Yukimura (Cello).

The creative team includes: Set and Costume Design by Ti Green; Lighting Design by Richard Howell; Choreography by Antonia Franceschi; Music by Adrian Sutton.

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