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Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall - casting announced

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

JOE Dempsie and Lara Rossi will star in Brad Birch’s new play, Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall, which runs at Soho Theatre Upstairs from May 30 (previews from May 28) to June 14, 2013.

Joe Dempsie’s many screen credits include the hit drama Game of Thrones, in which he plays Gendry, Skins, The Fades, This Is England 86, The Damned United and BBC 2’s acclaimed one off drama Murder, directed by The Killing’s Birger Larsen. He can next be seen in Channel 4’s Southcliffe, directed by Sean Durkin.

Lara Rossi’s stage credits include The Alchemist (Liverpool Playhouse), 13 and Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre) and Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle Theatre). On screen, she has appeared in Crossing Lines, Life of Crime, Murder and The Shadow Line.

Previously Posted: Tabuka Rasa Theatre and Lindsay Fraser Ltd are presenting Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall, by Brad Birch, at Soho Theatre – from Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, June 14, 2013.

A visceral examination of urban living and human existence spiralling out of control, Birch’s new play will be directed by Nadia Latif. Casting will be announced shortly.

What happens when the modern world begins to erode your mind; when you start to blur the food you eat with the numbers you crunch? How far would you go to get the things you want? Would you sacrifice your place in the queue? What would happen if you just said no?

Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall charts the turbulent descent of two people, whose lives are an orchestra of alarm clocks, traffic lights, advertising, emails, credit cards, meal deals, phone calls, breaking news, loyalty cards, wi-fi, meetings, meetings, meetings…

Brad Birch is the writer in residence at Undeb Theatre and a member of Theatre503’s 503Five. Over the past few years he has had work produced by Theatre Powys, Sherman Cymru, Theatre503 and the Royal Court. Currently developing work with Sherman Cymru and South East Dance, he is also studying with the Open University and writing a novel.

Nadia Latif moved to the UK from Sudan and trained as a director at RADA under William Gaskill. Most recently, she directed the acclaimed but i cd only whisper at the Arcola Theatre. Her other credits include Carrot (Latitude/Theatre503), Slaves, Wild Horses and Coalition (Theatre503), The Ballad of Crazy Paola (Arcola Theatre), Saved (Drama Centre) and In The Heart of America (RADA).

Latif was the Associate and Assistant director to Rupert Goold on Headlong’s production of Decade (St Katharine Docks) and Associate Director of Theatre503 from 2009 to 2011. Her other Associate and Assistant credits include The Great Game (Tricycle Theatre), The Homecoming (Almeida Theatre) and I Like Mine With A Kiss (Bush Theatre).

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.15pm; Saturday matinee at 4pm on June 1 and June 8 at 3:30pm.

For more information or to book, call 020 7478 0100 or visit