The production will begin performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 17th October.

Full casting has now been confirmed for the upcoming world premiere of Penelope Skinner’s Lyonesse, which will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre until the 23rd December.

Joining the previously announced Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James in Ian Rickson’s production will be: James Corrigan, Doon Mackichan and Sara Powell.

James Corrigan’s stage credits include Jack Absolute Flies Again (National Theatre), White Noise (Bridge Theatre) and King Lear (Duke of York’s Theatre). His television credits include: C.B Strike, This England and This Is Going to Hurt.

Doon Mackichan is best known for her roles in cult television shows such as Channel 4’s double Emmy-award winning Smack the Pony, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (BBC), Toast of Tinseltown (BBC), The Duchess (Netflix). Her previous theatre work includes: Bitter Wheat (Garrick Theatre), Twelfth Night (National Theatre), Loot (Tricycle Theatre) and The Government Inspector (Young Vic).

Meanwhile, Sara Powell’s extensive stage credits include The Seagull (Jamie Lloyd Company), The Madness of King George (Nottingham Playhouse), La Peste, Richard III (Arcola Theatre) and The Crucible (Bristol Old Vic). On screen she is known for her many roles in television dramas including The Hunted, Vera, The House Across the Street and Doctor Who.

Elaine (Kristin Scott Thomas) a reclusive and talented actress, disappears in mysterious circumstances. 30 years later, she finally feels ready to tell her story – summoning Kate (Lily James), a young film executive, to her remote Cornish home to assist with her glorious comeback. But who really controls the stories we tell, and how we get to tell them? Will these women own their narrative, or will it be swept away from them at any given moment?

The production will see Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James appear on stage together for the first time, having appeared together in the Oscar and BAFTA winning film Darkest Hour (Working Title Films/ Universal) and screen adaptation of Daphne De Maurier’s Rebecca (Netflix/ Working Title).

The creative team behind this world premiere production will include: designs by Georgia Lowe, lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun, music by Stephen Warbeck and sound by Tingying Dong.

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