The production will play at the new London theatre from the 16th January.

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The Boulevard Theatre have today announced casting for the upcoming London premiere of Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited, directed by Terry Johnson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestHitchcock BlondeEntertaining Mr Sloane).

This upcoming production of the two hander play is set to star Gary Beadle as Black and Jasper Britton as White.

Gary Beadle has appeared in a number of TV dramas including Patrick Melrose, Death in Paradise, Silent Witness, Grantchester. He was most recently on stage in The Treatment at the Almeida Theatre where his credits also include The Testaments. 

Jasper Britton is a prolific stage and screen actor, who recently appeared in the Agatha Christie play Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall. Other theatre highlights include playing Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem at the Watermill Theatre and Bolingbroke in Richard II with the RSC in London and New York.

Two men meet on a subway platform; the chance encounter instantly changing the trajectory of both their lives.  Thrown together, their conversation quickly turns to the most essential and existential questions facing humanity. While their beliefs seem irreconcilable, the answers they seek could mean the difference between life and death.

Cormac McCarthy is a renowned novelist and playwright. His 2006 novel The Road won him the Pulitzer Prize, and the earlier No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name that won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. 

The Sunset Limited will play at the Boulevard Theatre from the 16th January until the 14th March.