Monday, 4 April 2016

Casting announced for The Invisible Hand at the Tricycle Theatre

Full casting has been announced for the UK premiere of political thriller The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar.

Directed by artistic director Indhu Rubasingham, the show opens at the Tricycle Theatre on 18th May (previews from 12th May) and runs until 2nd July 2016. Design is by Lizzie Clachan with lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Alex Caplan.

The cast includes Tony Jayawardena, Daniel Lapaine, Sid Sagar and Parth Thakerar. The Invisible Hand marks the final production before the Tricycle closes until summer 2017 as it undergoes a £5.5 million capital re-development.

American banker Nick Bright knows that his freedom comes at a price. Confined to a cell within the depths of rural Pakistan, every second counts. Who will decide his fate? His captors, or the whims of the market? 

Meet The Cast


Tony Jayawardena plays Imam Saleem. His theatre credits include Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre), The Roaring Girl, The Arden of Faversham, The White Devil, The Empress, Twelfth Night (RSC), Dick Whittington, Love and Stuff (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Wind In The Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Wah! Wah! Girls (Sadler’s Wells/ Kneehigh), Great Expectations (English Touring Theatre), The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Royal and Derngate, Northampton), London Assurance, All’s Well That Ends Well, England People Very Nice (National Theatre). For television his recent work includes The Windsors, Strike Back, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby; and for film, his work includes Towerblock, Trance and A Cat Named Bob.

Daniel Lapaine plays Nick. His theatre credits include The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe), Other Desert Cities, Hedda Gabler(The Old Vic), The Winter’s Tale (Sheffield Crucible), The Dance of Death (Donmar Trafalgar), All My Sons (Apollo Theatre), Scenes from the Back of Beyond, F***ing Games (Royal Court), Les Parents Terribles, King Lear (Sydney Theatre Company), Island (Belvoir Street Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Hamlet (Bell Shakespeare Company). For television his work includes Versailles, Catastrophe, Critical, Vexed, Lewis, Vera, Black Mirror, Identity, Moonshot, Hotel Babylon; Sex, the City and Me; Jane Hall, Good Housekeeping Guide, Golden Hour, Jericho, Death on the Nile, Redcap, Helen of Troy, I Saw You and Tenth Kingdom. Film credits include Dead in Tombstone, Zero Dark Thirty, Gozo, Jack the Giant Killer, Shanghai, Last Chance Harvey, Collusion, Abduction Club, Ritual, Journeyman, Double Jeopardy, Elephant Juice, Brokedown Palace, 54, Say You’ll Be Mine, 1999, Dangerous Beauty, Polish Wedding and Muriel’s Wedding.

Sid Sagar plays Dar. His theatre credits include The Tempest, Cymbeline, The Oresteia, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare’s Globe), Treasure (Finborough Theatre), The History Boys (UK tour), True Brits (HighTide/Edinburgh/Bush Theatre) and Eternal Love (Shakespeare’s Globe & English Touring Theatre). His television work includes The Hollow Crown and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies; and for film, Karma Magnet. 

Parth Thakerar plays Bashir. His theatre credits include King Charles III (UK tour), The Hard Problem (National Theatre), Arcadia (Nottingham Playhouse), King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Photo Credit:  Mark Douet

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