At a bus stop.
The Almeida Theatre has announced the cast for the world premiere of Boy, a new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares.
The cast is Mohammad Amiri, Osman Baig, Ruby Bridle, Emilio Doorgasingh, Terina Drayton, Aeran Fitzgerald, Frankie Fox, Ellie Mai Gallagher, Bayleigh Gray, Zainab Hasan, Duramaney Kamara, Asiatu Koroma, Wendy Kweh, Lev Litvinov, Georgie Lord, Angel Loren, Teann McDonnell, Eugenie-Alexia Mulumba, Sarah Niles, Demi Papaminas, Imogen Roberts, Abdul Salis, Morgane Tapia, Peter Temple and Matthew Wellard.
Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May.
Master of observation, Leo Butler casts a sharp eye over contemporary London and picks out someone for us to follow. Someone easily missed amongst the crowd.
Following last year’s ground breaking production of Game, the innovative director-designer team Sacha Wares and Miriam Buether return to the Almeida to bring this ambitious exploration of austerity era London to life. They are joined by an award-winning creative team and an exciting company of young actors, as well as supernumeraries recruited from the borough of Islington. For many of the cast Boy will mark their stage debut.
Written by Leo Butler, who has quietly established himself as one of the UK’s most talented political playwrights,Boy is an important new play about coming of age in twenty first century London.
For Boy, Sacha Wares is joined by a formidable creative team, including two powerhouse contemporary designers, Miriam Buether for set design (Game, Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations), and Ultz for costume (Jerusalem, Hobson’s Choice, Fallout, Pied Piper), who will be collaborating with each other for the first time. Further creative credits include movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry.
To mark the occasion, the Almeida Theatre commissioned the Guardian’s resident political cartoonist Ben Jennings to create an image representative of the political nature of the production. Check it out here: Boy
To book tickets online: http://almeida.co.uk/