The play with songs is based on Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend.

Ami Tredrea and Bella Maclean, © Spencer Murphy

Initial casting has been confirmed for the National Theatre’s upcoming production of London Tide, playing in the theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre space from the 10th April until the 22nd June 2024.

Directed by Ian Rickson, the cast is set to include: Brandon Grace (Much Ado About Nothing), Scott Karim (2:22 A Ghost Story), Bella Maclean (Spring Awakening), Tom Mothersdale (Richard III), Ami Tredrea (The Good Person of Szechwan), and Peter Wight (Uncle Vanya) .

A storm rages and, in the darkest part of the night, a body is pulled from the swirling Thames.

Across the city, two young women confront an uncertain future. In Limehouse, Lizzie Hexam struggles to break free of the river and its dark secrets. On the other side of town, Bella Wilfer mourns a lost marriage. The appearance of the mysterious John Rokesmith has the potential to change their lives for ever. Will they sink or swim?

Charles Dickens’ novel has been adapted for the stage by Ben Power (The Lehman Trilogy) and features original music by composer PJ Harvey.

The creative team behind the production includes:  set and costume designer Bunny Christie, lighting designer Jack Knowles, music director Ian Ross, co-sound designers Tingying Dong and Christopher Shutt, movement director Anna Morrissey, and casting director Bryony Jarvis-Taylor.

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