Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Casting announced for Image of an Unknown Young Woman at the Gate Theatre

Casting has been announced for the world première of Elinor Cook’s Image of an Unknown Young Woman.

Directed by Christopher Haydon, the production opens at the Gate Theatre on 8th June (previews from 4th June) and runs until 27th June 2015. Design is by Fly Davis with lighting by Mark Howland and sound by George Dennis.

The cast includes: Oliver Birch (Chorus), Susan Brown (Candace), Wendy Kweh (Nia), Emilie Patry (Chorus), Isaac Ssenbandeke (Chorus), Anjana Vasan (Leyla), Eileen Walsh (Yasmin) and Ashley Zhangazha (Ali). 

As a video goes viral, she quickly becomes an icon of resistance and a revolution begins to stir. Ali and Leyla are panicking – they uploaded the footage and now the authorities are after them. Across town, Yasmin is desperate to know if her missing mother is still alive. Halfway around the world, a woman in London wants to help. As a tornado of dissent and violence spreads, everyone’s life is going to change.

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