Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Gods and Monsters.
Written and directed by Russell Labey, the show opens at the Southwark Playhouse on 10th February (previews from 5th February) and runs until 7th March 2015.
Produced by Danielle Tarento, Gods and Monsters is based on the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram - the same source material as for the 1998 Oscar-winning movie, Gods And Monsters.
Ian Gelder will lead the cast as Frankenstein director James Whale and Will Austin will play gardener Clayton Boone, who becomes the object of Whale’s obsession. The cast is completed by Lachele Carl, Will Rastall and Joey Phillips.
Ian Gelder’s theatre credits include: Marcus Andronicus in Lucy Bailey’s Titus Andronicus at Shakespeare’s Globe, Jack Bryant in Roots at the Donmar Warehouse, Kent in Michael Attenborough’s King Lear at the Ameida, The Low Road at the Royal Court and Larry in Company at Sheffield Crucible. On TV he has featured in Mr Selfridge, Endeavour, and Psychoville.
Will Austin has just finished filming Mission Impossible 5 with Tom Cruise. He was in 24: Die Another Day alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Danny Boyle’s Babylon. Gods and Monsters marks his professional London stage debut.