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Images released of the cast rehearsing The Phlebotomist at Hampstead Theatre

Casting news

IMAGES have been released of the cast rehearsing The Phlebotomist. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Full casting has been announced for Ella Road’s debut play The Phlebotomist. Following a sold out run at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in 2018, it will now run on the Main Stage from March 25 (previews from March 19) to April 20, 2019.

As well as previously announced Jade Anouka (as Bea), Rory Fleck Byrne will reprise his role as Aaron.

They will be joined by Kiza Deen (Char), Claudia Cadette (Phlebotomist/Citizen/Ensemble), Mark Lambert (David) and Edward Wolstenholme (Phlebotomist/Gambler/Ensemble).

Rory Fleck Byrne’s theatre work includes Anna Karenina (Abbey, Dublin); Vortex (Gate, Dublin); King Charles III (Wyndham’s Theatre); That Face (Landor Theatre); The Lion in Winter (Haymarket); Disco Pigs (Young Vic); Cause Celebre (Old Vic) and Antony and Cleopatra (Liverpool Playhouse).

His screen work includes Love Lies Bleeding; Vita and Virginia; The Foreigner; Tiger Raid; Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters and The Quiet Ones (film); Spides; Ghosts; Death in Paradise; Harlots; To Walk Invisible; Jack Taylor; Midsomer Murders; Damo and Ivor and Grantchester (TV).

Kiza Deen’s theatre work includes Random (Leeds Playhouse); Br’er Cotton (Theatre503); Expensive Sh*t (Soho Theatre); Trouble In Mind (Theatre Royal, Bath); Hamlet, As You Like It and All’s Well That Ends Well (RSC) and Yard Gal (RADA Festival). Television work includes Silent Witness and Hollyoaks.

Mark Lambert’s theatre work includes The Ferryman (Gielgud/Jacob’s Theatre, New York); Dancing at Lughnasa (Garrick Theatre); Juno and the Paycock (Dublin/UK tour – Olivier nomination for Best Supporting Actor); Molly Sweeney, The Three Sisters, Art, A Month in the Country, Aristocrats, The Spirit of Annie Ross, Romeo and Juliet and The Importance of Being Earnest (Gate theatre); The Memory of Water (Vaudeville Theatre); All’s Well That Ends Well (Gielgud for RSC); Festen and Our Country’s Good (Royal Court); and Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Young Vic).

His screen work includes Veronica Guerin; A Prayer for the Dying; Evelyn; The Journey; The Tiger’s Tale; Breakfast on Pluto; Jude and Borstal Boy (film); Women on the Verge; The Bailout; Rebellion; Roy (series regular); An Crisis; RAW (season 3 – series regular); Single Handed: Stolen Child; Cracker; Vanity Fair; The Tudors; Heartbeat; Inspector George Gently; Proof; Rosemary and Thyme; A Touch of Frost; Casualty; The Young Ones and Sharpe’s Regiment (TV).

Claudia Cadette’s theatre work includes Desire Under the Elms (Sheffield Crucible); Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (Novello Theatre); Miss Saigon, 25th Anniversary Gala (Prince Edward Theatre); Showboat (Albert Hall); Into the Woods (Leicester Haymarket); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Perth Theatre); Rent (Shaftesbury Theatre – original cast); The Big Life (Apollo/Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Slavery (Tara Arts/UK tour); The Darker Face of the Earth, Candide and Troilus and Cressida (National Theatre); The Cotton Club (Aldwych Theatre); Moby Dick (Old Fire Station) and Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal Drury Lane – original cast).

She has also appeared on television in Coronation Street; Holby City; Family Affairs and Gimme Gimme Gimme.

Edward Wolstenholme’s theatre work includes Common (National Theatre); The Passing of the Third Floor Back (Finborough Theatre); American Buffalo (Wyndham’s Theatre); Casa Valentina (Southwark Playhouse); Disgraced (The English Theatre Frankfurt); Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area (Old Red Lion); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre River Stage) and Othello (The North Wall Theatre).

His film work includes Wonder Woman and Mr Jones plus the short films Dirt, The Life of a Sober Man and Mute. He has also appeared on television in Doctors.

Bea meets Aaron. He’s intelligent, handsome, makes her laugh and, most importantly, has a high rating on his genetic profile. What’s not to like? Char has two degrees and is on the brink of landing her dream job but her rating threatens it all… In a ratist world where health, wealth and happiness depend on a single blood test – dictating everything from bank loans to dating prospects – phlebotomy reigns supreme. So how far will people go to beat the system?

Ella Road’s debut play is a powerfully provocative vision of a dystopian future, questioning the value we place on one another, whether knowledge really is power, and if love truly can conquer all.

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