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Full casting announced for the London transfer of Agnes Colander

Matthew Flynn and Naomi Frederick in Agnes Colander at Ustinov Studio. Photo credit: Simon Annand.

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the London transfer of Harley Ganville-Barker’s Agnes Colander. Directed by Trevor Nunn, it runs at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday, February 12 to Saturday, March 16, 2019.

The acclaimed Naomi Frederick will reprise her performance as Agnes Colander. Her previous credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Winslow Boy (Old Vic) and Brief Encounter (Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse and West End).

She is joined by Sally Scott (King Charles III, West End and Broadway, King Lear, West End), Matthew Flynn (Wild Honey, Hampstead Theatre, I am a Walrus, Young Vic), Harry Lister-Smith (A Woman of No Importance, West End, Posh, West End) and recent LAMDA graduate Cindy-Jane Armbruster.

When it premiered at The Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath in the spring of 2018, in a production directed by Trevor Nunn, Harley Granville Barker’s Agnes Colander: An Attempt At Life was hailed as a lost masterpiece. Now Nunn’s production is to receive its London premiere in a five week run at Jermyn Street Theatre as part of their Portrait Season.

Three years after leaving her unfaithful husband and striking out as an artist, Agnes receives his letter ordering her home. But Agnes married young; her innocence has gone and her ambition is growing. Fleeing to France to find a new future, Agnes is pursued by the besotted Alec and worldly-wise Otho. Beset on all sides, can Agnes seize the chance to shape her own life?

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Image: Matthew Flynn and Naomi Frederick in Agnes Colander at Ustinov Studio. Photo credit: Simon Annand.