Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Casting announced for Edinburgh & London runs of The Christians

Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of The Christians by Lucas Hnath.

The production runs at the Traverse in Edinburgh between 3rd and 30th August 2015 and at the Gate Theatre in London between 8th September and 3rd October 2015.  

Christopher Haydon directs with design by Oliver Townsend, lighting by Mark Howland, sound by Elena Peña and video by Iona Firouzabadi.

The full cast includes: William Gaminara (Pastor), Jaye Griffiths (Pastor’s Wife), Stefan Adegbola (Associate Pastor), Lucy Ellinson (Congregant) and David Calvitto (Elder). 

For the last twenty years, Pastor Paul has been building his church. Starting in a modest storefront, he now presides over a flock of thousands. Idolised by his followers, today should be a day for joy and celebration. But the sermon that Paul is about to preach will shake the very foundations of his followers’ beliefs. As fractures spread throughout his congregation, Paul must fight to prevent his church from tearing itself apart.

This is the UK première of Lucas Hnath’s remarkable exploration of faith and community in the modern world. Featuring a full-scale community choir, it asks profound questions about what we believe and why.

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