The Royal Court Theatre have confirmed casting for Jude Christian’s production which arrives at the theatre from the 5th July. 


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It has been announced that Lorna Brown, Brian Ferguson, Philip Goldacre, Salma Hoque, Justine Mitchell and Hannah Rae will all star in the Royal Court production, which will play at the theatre from the 5th July at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

The production will feature design by Gabriella Slade, lighting & video design by Joshua Pharo, sound design by Helen Skiera and film by Meghna Gupta.

Vivienne Franzmann’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Pests (& Royal Exchange, Manchester/National tour) and The Witness. Other work includes Mogadishu (Royal Exchange, Manchester/Lyric, Hammersmith/National tour) and The Snow Queen (Bristol Old Vic).

Director Jude Christian’s previous credits includes: The Darkest Corners (Transform); The Path (Hightide); Blue (RWCMD); Split/Mixed (Summerhall) and How Do You Eat An Elephant/Bwyta Eliffant, Sut Mae Gwneud Hynny Dwedwch? (National Youth Theatre of Wales).

Lorna Brown (Oni) returns to the Royal Court following appearances in Torn, Clybourne Park and 93.2 FM. Other credits include Oresteia (Almeida/West End) and  Little Light (Orange Tree). 

Brian Ferguson (Josh)  has previously appeared in A Number (Lyceum, Edinburgh) and Oil (Almeida). He last appeared at the Royal Court in Adler & Gibb.

Philip Goldacre’s previous credits include The Reappearance of Christ in the East End (White Bear); Broken Glass (National/West End/UK tour) and  Great Expectations (Birmingham Rep/Churchill, Bromley).

Salma Hoque’s previous stage credits include East is East (ATG/UK tour); Multitudes (Tricycle); Drawing the Line (Hampstead).

Justine Mitchell (Clem) has previously appeared at the Royal Court in Gastronauts and The Stone. Other credits include The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, King Lear (Donmar) and Wild Honey (Hampstead).

Hannah Rae has previously appeared in Great Expectations (Rose, Kingston); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stag, Sevenoaks); Limit to Your Love (Magic Beans) and Romeo4Juliet (MB Productions).

Bodies will play at the Royal Court Theatre from the 5th of July until the 12th August. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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