NEWS: Cast Announced for Bad Roads at the Royal Court Theatre

Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Natal’ya Vorozhbit’s play, playing at the theatre from the 15th November. 

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In the darkest recesses of Ukraine, a war is raging. A journalist takes a research trip to the front line. Teenage girls wait for soldiers on benches. A medic mourns her lover killed in action.

Translated by Sasha Dugdale and directed by Vicky Featherstone, Bad Roads is heart-breaking, powerful and bitterly comic account of what it is to be a woman in wartime.

Playing at the theatre from the 15th November, it has been announced that Ronke Adekoluejo, Kate Dickie, Vincent Ebrahim, Anne Lacey, Tadhg Murphy, Mike Noble and Ria Zmitrowicz will star in the world premiere production.

Anne Lacey’s previous stage credits include: The Lying Kind (Tron); Cuttin’ a Rug, Therese Raquin, The Killing of Sister George (Citizens); Diana of Dobsons (New Vic); Disturbed, Happy Hour (Oran Mor) and Uncle Vanya (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Kate Dickie has previously appeared in Our Town (Almeida); Aalst (Soho/UK & international tours) and Any Given Day (Traverse).

Mike Noble’s stage credits include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre), Mudlarks (HighTide/Bush) and Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith /Royal Exchange, Manchester).

Ria Zmitrowicz returns to the Royal Court following her performance in X. Her other stage credits include: Plastic (Theatre Royal, Bath); Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (Trafalgar Studios/Hampstead) and The Crucible (Royal Exchange, Manchester).

Ronke Adekoluejo has appeared on stage previously in The Mountaintop (Young Vic); Twelfth Night (Filter); The Oresteia (Home, Manchester) and Pride & Prejudice (Crucible, Sheffield).

Tadhg Murphy’s performances include appearances in Ballyturk, Three Sisters (& USA tour), Aristocrats (Abbey, Dublin) and Our Country’s Good (National).

Vincent Ebrahim returns to the Royal Court having previously appeared in The Djinns of Eidgah and  Credible Witness. Other stage credits include: Occupational Hazards, Nathan the Wise (Hampstead) and Ramayana.

Bad Roads will play at the Royal Court Theatre from the 15th November until the 23rd December. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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