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Further casting announced for A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre

Elizabeth Berrington

Casting news

FURTHER casting has been announced for the world premiere of Martin McDonagh’s A Very Very Very Dark Matter, which runs at the Bridge Theatre from October 24, 2018 (previews now from October 12) to January 6, 2019.

Joining the previously announced Jim Broadbent are Johnetta Eula’Mae Ackles, Elizabeth Berrington and Phil Daniels.

A recent graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Johnetta Eula’Mae Ackles will be making her professional stage debut in A Very Very Very Dark Matter.

Elizabeth Berrington (pictured top) was last on stage in Rasheeda Speaking at the Trafalgar Studios. Her previous theatre credits include Who Cares and The Low Road (Royal Court), Holes (Arcola Theatre), Absent Friends (Comedy Theatre) and Abigail’s Party (Hampstead Theatre).

Her screen work includes Patrick Melrose, Stella, Waterloo Road, Vanity Fair, Borderline, Death in Paradise, Little Boy Blue and the forthcoming Good Omens (TV); Naked, Secrets and Lies, Vera Drake, Mr. Turner and Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges (film).

Phil Daniels (pictured below) recently toured the UK playing the title roles in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. His other theatre credits include King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre), This House (National Theatre/Garrick Theatre), Les Miserables (Queens Theatre) and Antony and Cleopatra and Knight of The Burning Pestle (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Phil Daniels

His numerous television credits include Endeavour, Zapped, Poirot, Mooonfleet, EastEnders, Outlaws, Rocks and Chips, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Misfits, The Long Firm, Time Gentlemen Please, Holding On and Sex, Chips and Rock n Roll. He has also appeared in the films Access All Areas, The Hatton Garden Job, Vinyl, Chicken Run, Bad Behaviour, Scum and Quadrophenia.

In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Hans Christian Andersen, a teller of exquisite and fantastic children’s tales beloved by millions. But the true source of his stories dwells in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world. As dangerous, twisted and funny as his National Theatre and Broadway hit The Pillowman, Martin McDonagh’s new play travels deep into the abysses of the imagination.

Presented by The London Theatre Company, A Very Very Very Dark Matter is directed by Matthew Dunster and designed by Anna Fleischle, with lighting by Philip Gladwell and sound by George Dennis.

Read more about A Very Very Very Dark Matter.

Tickets: From £15 to £65 with a limited number of premium seats available. A special allocation of £15 seats are held for Young Bridge, a free scheme for those under 26. To book, call the box office on 0333 320 0051, e-mail or visit

Also at the Bridge Theatre: the world premiere of Alan Bennett’s Allelujah!, directed by Nicholas Hytner.