Jumpy - full casting announced
FULL casting has been announced for the Royal Court Theatre’s production of Jumpy, which runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre from August 28 (previews from August 16) to November 3, 2012.
As previously announced, Tamsin Greig returns to star as Hilary, the part for which she won universal acclaim at the Royal Court. Also reprising their roles will be Doon Mackichan as Hilary’s best friend Frances, Seline Hizli (Lyndsey), Richard Lintern (Roland), James Musgrave ( Josh), Bel Powley (Tilly) and Ewan Stewart (Mark).
They will be joined by Ben Lloyd-Hughes (The Way of the World, Sheffield Crucible, The Hour, TV) and Amanda Root (Persuasion, BBC, Macbeth and Troilus and Cressida, RSC, The Norman Conquests, Old Vic).
You’re having some kind of crisis.
It’s called being 50. You must be having it too.
A mother, a wife, and fifty, Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed.
As well as Jumpy, Doon Mackichan has also appeared at the Royal Court in Sacred Heart (also at the National Theatre Studio) and Road, Killers.
Her other London theatre credits include The Government Inspector and A Respectable Wedding (Young Vic); Loot (Tricycle Theatre); Boeing Boeing (West End); Excuses (ATC/Soho Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Almeida/International Tour); Mother Courage (National Theatre); Abigail’s Party (West End/UK Tour) and The Square (BAC).
Her theatre work elsewhere includes The Queen and I (Leicester Haymarket); Emma (Palace Theatre, Watford); Me and My Friend (Chichester Festival Theatre); ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Stephen Joseph Studio); and To Kill A Mockingbird (Birmingham Rep).
Her extensive screen credits include Green Wing, Nathan Barley, Smack The Pony, for which she received the 1999 and 2000 International Emmy Awards for Popular Arts as well as a BANFF Award, Wire in the Blood: Shadows Rising, Our Mutual Friend and The Harry Enfield Show (TV); Churchill – The Hollywood Years, Gladiatress, Wild About Harry, With Or Without You and The Borrowers (film).
Seline Hizli, who graduated from Rada in 2010, has also appeared on stage in The House of Bernarda Alba (Almeida Theatre) and One Night in November (Belgrade Theatre Company). Her television credits include The Appropriate Adult, Law and Order UK and Land Girls II.
Richard Lintern’s London theatre credits include Women Beware Women, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, His Girl Friday and Life After Life (National Theatre); The Philadelphia Story (Old Vic); Hamlet (Young Vic/Japan); and My Night With Reg and Cabinet Minister (West End). Elsewhere his credits include Dial M for Murder, The Real Thing, The Circle, As You Desire Me, The Merchant of Venice, Donkey’s Years and Hamlet.
His numerous screen credits include White Heat, EastEnders, Poirot, Wolfenden, Clapham Junction, Midsomer Murders, Lewis, The Bill, The Line of Beauty, Casualty, Ready When You Are, Heartbeat, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Cadfael, The Bill and House of Eliott (TV); The Nanny State, Page Eight, The Domino Effect, Unmade Beds, Bank Job, Gospel of St John, The Calling, Jinnah, Lucan and Misadventure (film).
James Musgrave also appeared at the Royal Court in Wanderlust. His other theatre work includes The Browning Version (Theatre Royal Bath); and Tory Boyz and 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre/NYT). His television credits include Joe Mistry, Silk, Fresh Meat, Doctors, Campus, Any Human Heart, The Curfew, Midsomer Murders, Genie in the House and Trial and Retribution.
As well as Jumpy, Bel Powley appeared at the Royal Court in Tusk Tusk, for which he received an Evening Standard Award nomination for Best Newcomer. His other theatre work includes Arcadia on Broadway. His screen credits include MI High and Whistleblowers (TV); The Nanny State, The Cabin, The Bill, Little Dorrit, Victoria Wood’s Mid Life Crisis and Murderland (film).
Ewan Stewart has also appeared at the Royal Court in Oh Go My Man, At the Table/Almost Nothing, Sacred Heart, Trade and Bluebird, Thyestes and Live Like Pigs. His other theatre work includes Beautiful Burnout (National Theatre of Scotland, St Anne’s Warehouse New York); Dunsinane (RSC, Hampstead); The Pillowman (National Theatre tour); Green Field (Traverse Theatre); Sisters, Brothers (Gate Theatre) and The Duchess of Malfi (Bristol Old Vic).
His screen credits include Taggart, Rebus, Time of Your Life, The Somme, Malice Aforethought, Dirty War, POW, Real Men, Silent Witness, Nature Boy, The Bill and Looking After Jo Jo (TV); Eliminate: Archie Cookson, Valhalla Rising, Straightheads, Alpha Male, One Last Chance and Young Adam (film).
Written by April De Angelis, Jumpy will be directed by Nina Raine and designed by Lizzie Clachan, with lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Paul Arditti.
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Tickets: £15 – £52.50. 20 best price seats at £10 each, available in person only, at the box office from 10am on the day of the performance. Concessions and group discounts apply (Students £25 on Wednesday matinees/Seniors £32.50 Monday to Thursday in advance, £29.50 on the door). To book call 0844 871 7623 or 020 7565 5000 or visit www.royalcourtatdukes.com or www.royalcourttheatre.com.
Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday and Wednesday matinees at 2.30pm.
Access Performances: Audio-Described: Saturday, October 6 at 2.30pm, Captioned: Tuesday, October 16 at 7.30pm.