The cast for the world premiere production of Mike Bartlett’s latest play Wild has been confirmed.
The play, which will run at the Hampstead Theatre from the 10th June to the 16th July, focuses on the consequences of challenging the status quo at a global level.
Last week, Andrew was that guy with his girl lunching in KFC, discussing apartments and making plans for the future. Today he’s in Moscow, in an undisclosed hotel room, on the run and at risk of assassination.
Last week, a nobody. This week, America’s Most Wanted: a man who humiliated his country with one touch of a button.
Directed by James Macdonald, the cast will include Jack Farthing, John Mackay and Caoilfhionn Dunne in a darkly comic production that looks at how as the state grows more powerful because of technology and how technology becomes more powerful due to the state – where do the self-appointed protectors of citizens rights stand?
Jack Farthing will play Andrew. He will be familiar to television audiences for his role in BBC’s recent adaptation of Poldark. His recent stage credits include roles in: Carmen Disruption (Almeida), Bang Bang Bang (Royal Court/ Out of Joint) and Mary Broome (Orange Tree Theatre).
Caoilfhionn Dunne plays Woman. Her recent theatre credits include Forever Yours, Mary Lou (Theatre Royal, Bath), Our Country’s Good, The Veil (National Theatre), Fathers and Sons, The Night Alive (Donmar Warehouse).
John Mackay plays Man. Theatre credits include Measure For Measure (Young Vic), Oresteia (Almeida), Drawing the Line, 55 Days (Hampstead), Richard III, (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory), Going Dark (Young Vic/ Sound & Fury), Little Eagles, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale, Julius Caesar, The Grainstore, The Histories, (RSC).
As well as being directed by James Macdonald, the creative team also features designs by Miriam Buether, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Christopher Shutt.