It has been confirmed that Game of Thrones star Charlotte Hope, Jack Fortune, Barnaby Kay and Gary Shelford will be joining the cast for Scott Elliott’s production of Buried Child.
The new additions to the cast will join the previously announced Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Jeremy Irvine in this new production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child, playing at the Trafalgar Studios from the 14th November until the 18th February 2017.
Scott Elliott’s production will transfer to London following a successful run in New York earlier this year, and is the latest production from New Group to come to the capital, following the smash hit production of The Spoils, written and starring Jesse Eisenberg.
Launching the career of Sam Shepard, Buried Child won both a Pulitzer Prize and an Obie Award in 1979, and was subsequently nominated for five Tony Awards following its revival on Broadway in 1996.
Dodge (Harris) and Halie (Madigan) are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. When their grandson Vince (Irvine) arrives with his girlfriend Shelly (Hope), no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This wildly poetic and cuttingly funny take on the American family drama gleefully pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes.
The production will see Charlotte Hope making her West End debut, following on from her performance A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. She is best known for her role as ‘Myranda’ opposite Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in hit HBO series Game of Thrones and will next be seen in Robert Zemeckis’s World War II action-romance Allied, with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.
Meanwhile, Jack Fortune’s stage credits include:include Black Watch at the National Theatre of Scotland, and on international and UK tour, and King Lear at Bristol Old Vic. Jack’s screen credits include Critical, Route Irish, Above Suspicion – Silent Scream, Law and Order, The Appropriate Adult, Dunkirk,North Square, Judge John Deed, Serious and Organised and Sparkling Cyanide.
Barnaby Kay has appeared on stage in Welcome Home, Captain Fox and A Streetcar Named Desire at the Donmar Warehouse, The Captain of Kopenick, Danton’s Death and Closer all at the National Theatre, The Real Thing at the Old Vic, Eric Larue, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Herbal Ben, The Changeling and A Jovial Crew for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Gary Shelford’s stage credits include Ross at Chichester Festival Theatre, The Orestia at Manchester Home, As You Like It and The Heresy Of Love both at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Ghost Stories at the Arts Theatre, The Good Person Of Sichuan and The Grapes of Wrath both at Mercury Theatre, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale & Henry V all for the Propeller Theatre Company, on world tour, The Stock Da’wa at Hampstead Theatre and Mad About The Boy at the National Theatre Studio and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Buried Child will appear at the Trafalgar Studios from the 14th November until the 18th February 2017. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.