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Race - full casting announced

Race

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the UK premiere of David Mamet’s gripping drama Race, which runs at Hampstead Theatre from May 29 (previews from May 23) to June 29, 2013.

The line up includes Clarke Peters (as Henry), Jasper Britton (Jack), Charles Daish (Charles) and Nina Toussaint-White (Susan).

We’re going to give them a surprise. Sufficient to get whosoever’s on the jury, to put aside all the nonsense they think they’re supposed to think about race. And rule on the facts.

A hotel room in disarray – lamps broken, cigarette butts, liquor bottles – a red sequin dress, and a man accused of rape. The accused is white, the accuser black. Two lawyers, one black and one white, must uncover and sift the facts of the case. Is the man guilty? And, irrespective of that, can his case be won?

Clarke Peters’ many stage credits include Othello (Sheffield Crucible), Five Guys named Moe and its recent revival, which he conceived, Porgy and Bess (Savoy Theatre), Simply Heavenly (Trafalgar Studios), Mourning Becomes Electra and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre), The Iceman Cometh (Almeida Theatre and Broadway), Chicago (West End and Broadway) and Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Shaftesbury Theatre).

His screen work includes Treme, Damages, The Wire, The Corner, Jonathan Creek, Medics and Masculine Ending (TV); Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Freedomland, Gulliver’s Travels, Valediction, Endgame, Marley and Me and Notting Hill (film).

Jasper Britton’s theatre work includes Mother Adam (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Abbey Theatre), The Taming Of The Shrew (RSC, Washington D.C. and West End), Marat/Sade (RSC), The Beggar’s Opera (Open Air Theatre), Plague Over England (Finborough Theatre), The Tempest (Globe Theatre), Japes (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Fram and Oedipus (National Theatre). He has also appeared in the BBC films The New World and Blood.

Charles Daish’s stage credits include Mamma Mia! (International Tour), A Streetcar Named Desire (Donmar Warehouse), The Light in the Piazza (Leicester Curve), Rain Man (Apollo Theatre), Chains of Dew and Trifles (Orange Tree Theatre), Julius Caesar (RSC/Lyric Hammersmith) and Journey’s End (Duke of York’s Theatre). His screen work includes Nixon’s One, Midsomer Murders, A Mother’s Son and I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

Nina Toussaint-White is currently appearing as Jude in ITV’s Switch. Her many screen roles include Scott and Bailey, Whitechapel, Doctor Who, Daughters, EastEnders, Primeval and The Fun Police.

Race is directed by Terry Johnson.

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For more information or to book, call the box office on 020 7722 9301 or visit www.hampsteadtheatre.com/.