Friday, 28 November 2014

Full casting announced for The Ruling Class starring James McAvoy

Full casting has been announced for Jamie Lloyd's production of The Ruling Class starring James McAvoy. The production, which runs at Trafalgar Studios, marks McAvoy's return to Lloyd's Trafalgar Transformed season. 

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale, Joshua McGuire and Anthony O'Donnell will star alongside McAvoy in The Ruling Class. The cast will also feature: Michael Cronin, Serena Evans, Paul Leonard, Elliot Levey and Forbes Masson. The ensemble includes: Rosy Benjamin, Andrew Bloomer and Oliver Lavery.

The production opens on 27th January (previews from 16th January) and runs until 11th April 2015. Design is by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by Jon Clarkand and sound by Ben and Max Ringham. Choreography is by Darren Carnall with musical direction by Huw Evans.

The Ruling Class premiered in 1968 at Nottingham Playhouse and promptly transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End where it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Drama in 1969. This black and caustic class comedy was then made into a movie in 1972 starring Peter O’Toole.

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