Cast for Human Animals Announced

Stef Smith’s play arrives at the Royal Court Theatre from the 18th May, running until the 18th June.

This Royal Court debut play from Stef Smith will be directed by Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie.

In the overcrowded city, nature is getting out of control.

The mice are scratching between walls, the pigeons are diseased and the foxes are beginning to rule the streets.

The problem is growing. It’s contagious. It has to be stopped, before it’s too late.

It has been announced that the cast for the production will include: Natalie Dew, Ian Gelder, Stella Gonet, Lisa McGrillis, Sargon Yelda and Ashley Zhangazha, with rehearsals starting on the 18th April.

The production will also feature design by Camilla Clarke, lighting by Lizzie Powell, composition and sound by Mark Melville and movement by Frauke Requardt.

Hamish Pirie’s previous work for the Royal Court includes productions of Violence and SonWho Cares and Teh Internet is Serious Business. Other credits include Salt Root and Roe (Donmar/Trafalgar).

Natalie Dew was most recently seen in Bend it Like Beckham at the Phoenix Theatre. Her credits for the Royal Court Theatre includes Teh Internet is Serious Business and Rough Cuts. 

Ian Gelder’s stage credits includes Gods and Monsters (Southwark Playhouse) and Titus Andronicus (Globe). He has appeared in The Low Road and Fireface for the Royal Court. 

Stella Gonet has had roles in Hope and Slab Boy Trilogy for the Royal Court Theatre. Her other stage credits includes Handbagged (Tricycle/West End), Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle) and Before the Party (Almeida).

Lisa McGrillis’ credits for the Royal Court include The Pass. Other theatre credits include: Much Ado About Nothing and  The Globe Mysteries (Globe).

Sargon Yelda’s credits for the Royal Court include Teh Internet Is Serious Business. Other theatre credits include Forget Me Not (Bush), and Mother Courage and Her  Children (National).

Ashley Zhangazha’s credits for the Royal Court include Belong and Truth and Reconciliation. Other theatre credits include A Raisin in the Sun (Sheffield Crucible/Eclipse Theatre Company) and Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible).

Human Animals will play at the Royal Court Theatre from the 18th May to the 18th June. For more information and to book tickets visit:



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