Thursday, 29 October 2015

Full casting announced for The Mother at the Tricycle Theatre

Full casting has been announced for The Mother which is transferring to the Tricycle Theatre from the Ustinov Studio in Bath. 

Gina McKee, Richard Clothier and William Posthelwaite will reprise their original roles alongside new cast member Frances McNamee. 

The Mother opens on 26th January (previews from 21st January) and runs until 5th March 2016. Laurence Boswell directs.

Anne loved that time in her life when she prepared breakfast each morning for her two young children, Sara and Nicholas. Now her children are grown and have lives and loves of their own. Spending hours alone, Anne broods upon the actions of her husband and longs for the return of her favoured son.

Molière Award-winning playwright Florian Zeller returns to the Tricycle following 2015’s critically-acclaimed sell-out run of The Father which has now transferred to the West End's Wyndham’s Theatre.

Meet The Cast

Richard Clothier plays The Father, Peter. For theatre his credits include Play Strindberg (Ustinov Studio; Theatre Royal Bath), King Lear(National Theatre), Fifty Words (Ustinov Studio; Theatre Royal Bath, Arcola Theatre), Richard III (awarded the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance), The Comedy of Errors (Best Touring Production, Theatre Awards UK 2011), A Midsummer Night’s Dream andThe Merchant of Venice (Propeller, UK and international tour), Enlightenment (Hampstead Theatre), The Promise (Orange Tree Theatre),Rose Rage (Duke’s Theatre, New York), The Tempest (Sheffield Crucible), The Browning Version (UK national tour/Theatre Royal Bath),Salome (US tour, New York), King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, The Dybbuk, The Tempest (RSC, Stratford), Hamlet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Virtuoso, The Alchemist (RSC, Barbican) and Tango at the End of Winter (Piccadilly Theatre). For television his credits include New Tricks, Henry V, Above Suspicion, Law & Order: UK, Spooks, Kingdom, City of Vice, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders and The Brontës; and for film, Singularity, Hippie Hippie Shake, So This Is Romance? and Bye Bye Columbus.

Gina McKee plays The Mother, Anne. Her theatre credits include Richard III (Trafalgar Studios), King Lear (nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2011 Olivier Awards, Donmar Warehouse/UK tour/ Brooklyn Academy), Di and Viv and Rose (Hampstead Theatre), Ivanov, Old Times (Donmar Warehouse), Aristocrats (National Theatre), Five Kinds of Silence (Lyric Hammersmith) andHammett’s Apprentice (Royal Court Theatre). For television her credits include By Any Means, Hebburn, Care, The Borgias, Secret State,Line of Duty, Missing, Vera, The Silence, Dive, Fiona’s Story, The Street The Old Curiosity Shop, Lewis, Tsunami Aftermath, The Lavender List, The Baby War, The Lost Prince, The Forsyte Saga, Dice, The Passion, Mothertime, Beyond Fear, The Treasure Seekers,Element of Doubt, Chest, Brass Eye and Our Friends in the North (Best Actress BAFTA 1996); and for film, Taj Mahal, Jimmy P, In the Loop, Atonement, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Mirror Mask, The Blackwater Lightship, The Reckoning, The Zookeeper, There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble, Wonderland, Notting Hill, The Loss of Sexual Innocence, Croupier and Naked.

Frances McNamee plays The Girl, Élodie. Her theatre credits include Love's Labour's Lost, Love's Labour's Won (RSC), Punishment without Revenge (Arcola/Theatre Royal Bath/Belgrade Coventry), Pride and Prejudice (Regent's Park), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Royal and Derngate), The Borrowers (Northern Stage), Epsom Downs (Salisbury Playhouse), The Phoenix of Madrid, The Surprise of Love (Theatre Royal Bath) and Les Misérables 20th Anniversary Gala Performance (West End). Her film credits include Love in Fifteen Minutes.

William Postlethwaite plays The Son, Nicholas. His theatre credits include Brave New World (Royal and Derngate), Journey’s End(Watermill Theatre), Our Ajax (Southwark Playhouse), King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath), Longing (Hampstead Theatre), Cinderella - the Midnight Princess (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Fireface (Young Vic Theatre), Collaborators (National Theatre) and As You Like It (Royal Exchange). For television his credits include Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, and for film, Containmentand Tea for Two.

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