Monday, 2 March 2015

Casting announced for Carmen Disruption at the Almeida Theatre

Jamie Cameron
Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Carmen Disruption

Simon Stephens' play is a dramatic reimagining of Bizet’s Carmen. Michael Longhurst directs the production which opens on 17th April (previews from 10th April) and runs until 23rd May 2015.

The cast includes Olivier Award winner Noma Dumezweni, John Light (currently appearing in Taken At Midnight) and Jack Farthing (recently appeared in ITV's Cilla). 

Sharon Small (Downton Abbey) and mezzo-soprano Viktoria Vizin, who completed her 100th performance of Bizet’s Carmen at the Budapest State Opera House in 2012, will also star in the production.  The cast is completed by Katie West, Jamie Cameron and Harry Napier.

In the opulent grandeur of a European city, a renowned singer abandons the opera house for the truth of the streets. A gorgeous prostitute. A tough-talking taxi driver. A global trader. A teenage dreamer. Everyone’s looking for something. Simon Stephens’ strange and beautiful new play explores the possibility of love in a fractured urban world. 

Design is by Lizzie Clachan with lighting by Jack Knowles, sound by Carolyn Downing, movement by Imogen Knight and new music composed by Simon Slater. Casting is by Anne McNulty and Sarah Playfair, dramaturgy by Pia Furtado, costume supervision by Jemima Penny and the assistant director is Jude Christian.

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