The final cast has been confirmed to appear alongside the previously announced James Norton (War and Peace, Happy Valley) and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) in the 20th anniversary production of Bug by multi award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe).
Alec Newman (The Motherf**ker With the Hat & Danton’s Death, NT; King Lear, Donmar), Daisy Lewis (teacher Sarah Buntin in Downton Abbey) and Robert Goodale (Perfect Nonsense, Duke of York’s, Dr Faustus, Shakespeare’s Globe) complete the cast.
Tense and blackly comic, Bug is a taut exploration of two people on the edge; where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred.
Director Simon Evans returns to Found111, the thrilling new pop-up theatre space at the site of the original Central Saint Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road, following the critically acclaimed The Dazzle.
Creative Team confirmed as:
Set and Costume Designer Ben Stones
Lighting Designer Richard Howell
Composer and Sound Designer Edward Lewis
Associate Director / Movement Director Oliver Kaderbhai
After his recent acclaimed performance as Prince Andrei in BBC1’s lavish War and Peace series and his return to TV this week playing his BAFTA-nominated role as psychopath Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley, James Norton returns to the London stage for the first time in four years. He first thrilled audiences as Miles Richards in Posh at The Royal Court, then made his West End debut as Stanhope in Journey’s End at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Trevor Nunn directed him as Geoffrey in The Lion in Winter at the Theatre Royal Haymarket before his
breakthrough 1950s-set TV series, Grantchester, starring as Sidney Chambers, the vicar (and former Scots Guards officer) who develops a sideline in sleuthing.
Kate Fleetwood most recently starred as Tracey Lord in High Society at the Old Vic, followed by the title role in Medea for the Almeida. In 2008 she was Tony nominated for her portrayal as Lady Macbeth in the Chichester
Festival Theatre production which transferred to Broadway and in 2012 was nominated for an Olivier Award for London Road at the National Theatre. Other theatre credits include King Lear (National Theatre) and Life is a Dream (Donmar Warehouse). On screen she has starred in the feature film adaptation of London Road, Philomena directed by Stephen Frears, The Widower for ITV and War and Peace for the BBC.
Found111 is a pop-up venue at 111 Charing Cross Road, the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art. For decades the site has been a hub of creativity and the springboard for some of the most seminal artists of our contemporary cultural landscape. Run by Emily Dobbs, Found111 is a space for exciting theatre in a unique site specific environment in the heart of Soho.
BUG by Tracy Letts
111 Charing Cross Rd
London WC2H 0DT
Thursday 24 March – Saturday 7 May 2016
Press night: Tuesday 29 March at 7pm
Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinee at 3.00pm
Age recommendation 12+ Contains adult themes.