NEWS: Hampstead Theatre Announces Casting for Dry Powder

Hampstead Theatre has today announced casting for the upcoming UK premiere of Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess. 

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Directed by Anna Ledwich, the production is set to star Hayley Atwell, who is currently starring in BBC’s Howards End and will make her Hampstead Theatre debut as Jenny.  She will be joined on stage by Aidan McArdle as Rick and Tom Riley as Seth.

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In the same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a supermarket chain, Rick threw himself a lavish engagement party – which even featured an elephant – setting off a publicity nightmare. However all’s not lost when you’re the titan of high finance – there’s still an abundance of cash in reserve and Seth, one of Rick’s partners, spots an opportunity to salvage the company’s reputation with an investment that’s both sound and PR-friendly.  But Jenny, the third partner, and Seth’s nemesis, has other ideas: she’s not in business to make friends. If there’s money to be made, she’ll do whatever it takes to generate the maximum return, irrespective of what the critics might say…

Hayley Atwell’s previous stage credits include: The Man of Mode, Major Barbara (National Theatre) and Prometheus Bound (West End). She has been nominated for two Olivier awards for her performances in A View from the Bridge (Duke of York’s) and in The Pride (Trafalgar Studios).

Aidan McArdle is currently starring in The Secret Theatre (Shakespeare’s Globe). His recent theatre credits include The White Devil (Menier Chocolate Factory), There Came a Gypsy Riding (Almeida Theatre) and The Shadow of a Gunman (Tricycle Theatre).

Tom Riley’s stage credits include Arcadia (Broadway) for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, My City (Almeida Theatre), Paradise Regained, The Vertical Hour, Censorship, Victory, The Entertainer and The Woman Before (Royal Court Theatre).

This UK premiere will feature designs by Andrew D Edwards, lighting by Elliot Griggs, sound by Max Pappenheim and video design by Ian William Galloway.

Dry Powder will play at the Hampstead Theatre from the 26th January until the 3rd March. For more information and to book tickets visit:



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