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Full casting announced for the London transfer of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind

Tanya Moodie in Trouble in Mind. Photo by Simon Annand.

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the London transfer of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind, which runs at the Print Room at the Coronet from September 14 to October 14, 2017, following a critically acclaimed run at in the Ustinov Studio in November 2016.

Trouble in Mind is directed by Laurence Boswell with Tanya Moodie in the lead role of Wiletta Mayer. Also returning to the production are Pip Donaghy as Henry and Geoff Leesley as Bill.

Jonathan Slinger, who recently starred as Willy Wonka in the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, joins the cast to take on the role of Al Manners with Andrew Alexander as Eddie, Ewart James Walters as Forrester, Ncuti Gatwa as John, Faith Alabi as Millie and Daisy Boulton as Judy.

Laurence Boswell said: “I am thrilled to be restaging Trouble In Mind for the Coronet after its hugely successfully outing in Bath. We have assembled a cast packed with talent, a beautiful and important play and the perfect London venue.”

Written by trailblazing American playwright Alice Childress, the production tells the story of a group of African-American actors rehearsing for a 1950s Broadway production in a theatre dominated by white men. By turns comic and dramatic, Childress’s Trouble in Mind was the first play by a black woman to be professionally produced in New York.

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Image: Tanya Moodie in Trouble in Mind. Photo by Simon Annand.