The production will open for previews at the Bridge Theatre from the 14th September.
Full casting has been confirmed for Nicholas Hytner’s production of Two Ladies by Nancy Harris. Joining the previously announced Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić in the production will be Lorna Brown, Raghad Chaar and Yoli Fuller.
As their husbands clash over an international crisis, the first ladies of France and America find themselves alone together in a side room. Friends, or enemies? When the stakes are so high, can they trust each other? Can they trust their husbands?
Zoë Wanamaker was last seen on stage in as Meg in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Throughout her career she has worked for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse as well as being involved with many West End and Broadway productions.
Zrinka Cvitešić will return to the London stage for the first time since playing ‘Girl’ in the UK premiere of Once for which she received the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Meanwhile, as a member of the Croatian National Theatre her roles have included Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Natasha Rostova in War and Peace, Gwendoline in The Importance of Being Ernest, Irina in Three Sisters and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.
Lorna Brown’s theatre credits include Wings at the Young Vic, Bodies and Torn at the Royal Court Theatre, Medea, Blurred Lines, Damned by Despair at the National Theatre and The Oresteia at the Almeida Theatre and Trafalgar Studios.
Raghad Chaar made her professional stage debut in How to Hold your Breath at the Royal Court Theatre. Her television credits include The State and Collateral.
Yoli Fuller made his UK stage debut in Mosquitoes at the National Theatre. His previous theatre credits, all in France, include The Tragedy of Hamlet, B.A.B.A.R (Le Transparent Noir) and Espejo.
As well as being directed by Nicholas Hytner, the creative team for the production includes set and costume designs by Anna Fleischle with lighting by Johanna Town, sound by George Dennis and music by Grant Olding.
Two Ladies will play at the Bridge Theatre from the 14th September until the 26th October.