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Casting announced for the world premiere of Chloë Moss' Run Sister Run

Lucy Ellinson

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

Casting has been announced for a new play by award-winning playwright Chloë Moss.

Run Sister Run, a co-production between Paines Plough, Sheffield Theatres and Soho Theatre, explores the lives of two sisters and the different directions life takes them in as they desperately hold onto their unbreakable bond.

The production is directed by Paines Plough co-Artistic Director Charlotte Bennett and the cast includes: Lucy Ellinson (pictured), Helena Lymbery, Lucas Button and Silas Carson.

The show will open at Sheffield Theatres on February 27, before transferring to Soho Theatre where it will run from March 25 to May 2, 2020.

You can’t pick your family but if you could I’d still pick you

Connie and Ursula are sisters, connected by the same beginning but heading in different directions. Spanning four decades up to the present day, nurture competes with nature as the pair navigate their unbreakable bond. From award-winning playwright Chloë Moss, this story of family, love and dependence asks: Who gets it right?

Lucy Ellinson’s theatre credits include: Macbeth (Royal Exchange Theatre); Top Girls (National Theatre); Jubilee (Lyric Hammersmith/Royal Exchange Theatre); Kingdom Come, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Play for the Nation (RSC); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Donmar Warehouse); Grounded, The Christians, Trojan Women, Tenet (The Gate); World Factory (Metis Arts/Young Vic/New Wolsey); and Mad Man (Chris Goode/Theatre Royal Plymouth). Television includes: Britannia and New Tricks.

Helena Lymbery’s many theatre credits includes: Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear; Treasure Island; This House; The Cat in the Hat; …Some Trace of Her; Women of Troy; Attemts On Her Life; Iphigenia at Aulis; His Dark Materials; Henry V (National Theatre); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End); The Secret Agent (Young Vic/Theatre O); and Coasting (Bristol Old Vic). Television includes: Doctor Foster, Father Brown, Oliver Twist, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and The Bill. Films include London Road.

Lucas Button’s stage credits include War Horse (UK Tour/National Theatre), The Butterfly Lion (Chichester Festival Theatre), Kes (Leeds Playhouse), Alan, We Think You Should Get a Dog (New Diorama Theatre), The Winters Tale (English National Opera) and Pinocchio and A Tender Thing (The Dukes Theatre). His short film credits include Billy and Jake (Andrew Jonathan Smith).

Silas Carson’s recent theatre credits include: The Captive Queen (Shakespeare’s Globe); Occupational Hazard; Drawing the Line (Hampstead Theatre); Half Life (Theatre Royal Bath); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal & Derngate Northampton); The Comedy of Errors (National Theatre); Ruined; Macbeth (Almeida Theatre); Arabian Nights (RSC) and Much Ado About Nothing (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).

Run Sister Run has set and costume design by Rosie Elnile, lighting design by Zoe Spurr, composition and sound design by Arun Ghosh, casting by Nadine Rennie CDG and dramaturgy by Sarah Dickenson.

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Also at Soho Theatre: Hassan Abdulrazzak’s timely new play The Special Relationship (February 26 to March 21, 2020).