The Almeida Theatre has announced the cast for the world premiere of Boy , the new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares.
Leo Butler’s latest play casts a look over contemporary London, picking out someone for us to follow. Someone who is easily missed in the crowd.
Following on from their collaboration on Game, the innovative director-designer team Sacha Wares and Miriam Buether return to the Almeida to bring this ambitious exploration of austerity era London to life.
Many of the cast are making their stage debut in this production. The full cast list is: Mohammad Amiri, Osmain Baig, Ruby Bridle, Emilio Doorgasingh, Terina Drayton, Aeran Fitzgerald, Frankie Fox, Ellie Mai Gallagher, Bayleigh Gray, Zainab Hasan, Duramaney Kamara, Asiatu Koroma, Wendy Kweh, Lev Litvinov, Georgie Lord, Angel Loren, Teann McDonnell, Eugenie-Alexia Mulumba, Sarah Niles, Demi Papaminas, Imogen Roberts, Abdul Salis, Morgane Tapia, Peter Temple and Matthew Wellard.
As well as Wares and Buether, the creative team also features Ultz for costume, movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry.
Leo Butler’s previous playwriting credits include: Alison! A Rock Opera at the Royal Court, King’s Head Theatre and the Spread Eagle Theatre, Could You Please Close The Door Please at the FIND Festival and Schaubuhne, Berlin and Sixty-Nine at The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival.
Meanwhile, Sacha Wares is the Artistic Director at the Young Vic, having previously been the Associate Director of the Royal Court from 2007-2013.Her previous credits include:Wild Swans and Generations at the Young Vic and Sucker Punch, My Child and Credible Witness at the Royal Court.
Boy runs at the Almeida Theatre from the 5th April to the 28th May.