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Martine - Hannah Murray leads cast

Hannah Murray

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for Primavera’s first revival in over 25 years of Jean-Jacques Bernard’s Martine, which runs at the Finborough Theatre from Tuesday, April 22 to Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Award-winning film and television star Hannah Murray plays Martine, supported by the iconic Susan Penhaligon as Madame Mervan, Leila Crerar as Jeanne, Chris Porter as Alfred, and Barnaby Sax as Julien.

When you’re away I can’t survive without her, I keep talking to her about you. And I hurt her. I seem to have to do it.

The Great War is over. It is the summer of 1920, in rural France. By a dusty road, a girl is sitting under the shade of an apple tree. She sees someone walking towards her. He is a young man, just back from fighting in Syria. He joins her under the tree, and a tragic love story begins.

Hannah Murray is best known for her role as Cassie in the first two series of Bafta-winning E4 drama Skins, for which she was nominated for a Monte-Carlo Television Festival Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. She currently plays Gilly in HBO series Game of Thrones.

Her films include Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter, Chatroom, Womb, The Numbers Station, Kat in Lily & Kat (to be released), and God Help the Girl, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian for which she recently co-won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award.

On stage, Murray played Mia in That Face at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Read our exclusive interview with Hannah Murray

Susan Penhaligon is best known for playing Prue in the award-winning television drama A Bouquet of Barbed Wire and the situation comedy A Fine Romance with Judi Dench. She also played Bianca in Jonathan Miller’s The Taming of the Shrew, as well as leading roles in Heart of the Country, Emmerdale and A Kind of Loving. Her film credits include No Sex Please We’re British, Leopard in the Snow and Soldier of the Queen.

Her extensive theatre work includes Three Sisters and The Real Thing (West End) and numerous regional and touring productions.

Leila Crerar, who recently played an acclaimed Lady Macbeth in Perth, has also played numerous leading roles for directors including Rupert Goold, Tim Carroll and Terry Hands.

Barnaby Sax’ theatre credits include Pride and Prejudice (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park) and Antony and Cleopatra (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Chris Porter recently played Iago in Othello (Guildford Shakespeare Company) and leading roles for directors including Gemma Bodinetz and Jonathan Munby.

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