Full casting has been announced for the world premiere production of Ellie Kendrick’s debut play. 

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“We’re harpies.
We’re a three headed bitch.
We’ve been guarding the gates. 
Now we’re throwing them open.”

A hole in the ground. Three women are forcing their way out.
They’re singing. They’re moving. They’re taking up space. And they refuse to apologise.

“This is a take over. We’re taking over. 
You came here to look.
We’re giving you something to watch.”

This world premiere production directed by Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland from RashDash is set to star Ronke Adekoluejo, Ebony Bones, Alison Halstead, Rubyyy Jones, Cassie Layton and Eva Magyar.

The production sees Ronke Adekoluejo return to the Royal Court having previously appeared in Bad Roads. Her other theatre credits include: Cyprus Avenue (Abbey, Dublin/Public, NYC); The Mountaintop (Young Vic); Twelfth Night (Filter); The Oresteia (HOME, Manchester); Pride & Prejudice (Crucible, Sheffield); The House That Will Not Stand, The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (Tricycle); Anon (WNO); Random (Crooked Path).

Ebony Jones is not only part of the ensemble but has also composed for the production. She is a London-born producer, singer and songwriter. She first uploaded an anonymous demo to MySpace in 2008 entitled We Know All About U, which became the BBC’s most played record by an unsigned artist. In the time since, Ebony has released three full length albums garnering widespread critical praise. Her most recent release Nephilim on her own label, 1984 Records, is a collaboration with the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra, who perform her compositions.

Alison Halstead’s previous stage credits include appearances in: Future Bodies (HOME/Rash Dash/Unlimited); Julius Caesar (Sheffield Theatres); The House of Bernarda Alba (Graeae/Royal Exchange, Manchester); Blood Wedding (Graeae/Dundee Rep); Exhibit B (Barbican) and As You Like It (Taking Flight).

Rubyyy Jones has appeared on stage in productions of Corpus Christi, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arcola); Taylor Mac (Barbican); Long Live Queen James (Hampton Court Palace/Banqueting House).

Cassie Layton’s previous theatre credits include appearances in Secret Theatre (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse); Persuasion (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Macbeth (Young Vic); Romeo & Juliet (Globe); Pitcairn (Chichester Festival/Out Of Joint) and Sense & Sensibility (Watermill).

Eva Magyar’s theatre appearances include productions of Tristan & Yseult, Hedda Gabler, The Cherry Orchard (National).

Meanwhile, the production will also feature design by Cécile Trémolières,lighting design by Katharine Williams, composition by Ebony Bones and sound design by Emily Legg.

Hole will play at the Royal Court Theatre from the 28th November until the 12th January 2019. For more information visit: https://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/hole/