News: James McAvoy and Emilia Clarke return to Jamie Lloyd productions in the West End

October 29, 2021
News: James McAvoy and Emilia Clarke return to Jamie Lloyd productions in the West End

The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced their plans for 2022, including the return of the Olivier Award-winning production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy and The Seagull, starring Emilia Clarke.

The company has committed to releasing accessible tickets, with 12,000 £15 tickets available.

Cyrano de Bergerac is freely adapted by Martin Crimp, and will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 3 February to 12 March 2022, before visiting Theatre Royal Glasgow from 18 to 26 March 2022 and completing its run at Brooklyn Academy of Music from 5 April to 22 May 2022.

Cast includes James McAvoy as Cyrano de Bergerac, Michele Austin as Ragueneau, Adam Best as Le Bre), Sam Black as Armand), Nari Blair-Mangat as ValvertVaneeka Dadhria as Beatboxer, Adrian Der Gregorian as Montfleury,  Tom Edden as De Guiche, Eben Figueiredo as Christian, Carla Harrison-Hodge as Denise, Mika Onyx Johnson as Usher, Nima Taleghani as Ligniere and Brinsley Terence as Theatre Owner, Jon Furlong as Annoying Person, Tazmyn-May Gebbett as Minder, Joseph Langdon as Jean-Paul, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Marie-Louise and Evelyn Miller as Roxane.

The production features design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound and composition by Ben and Max Ringham, fight movement by Kate Waters, casting by Stuart Burt CDG, additional movement by Polly Bennett, costume supervision by Anna Josephs and props supervision by Lily Molgaard.

Anton Chekho’s The Seagull is also set to arrive in a version by Anya Reiss, playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 29 June to 10 September 2022.

Company include Emilia Clarke as Nina, Tom Rhys Harries as Trigorin, Daniel Monks as Konstantin, Indira Varma as Arkadina and Sophie Wu as Masha, with Katie BuchholzTina Harris and Joseph Langdon. Further cast is set to be announced soon.

Creative team includes designer Soutra Gilmour, lighting designer Jackie Shemesh, sound and compositions by George Dennis, casting by Stuart Burt CDG.

Jamie Lloyd said, “It is incredibly exciting to confirm the return of these productions and, most importantly, the continuation of our access ticket schemes, with 12,000 £15 seats across the productions and 5000 totally free tickets, which will enable people with limited access to the theatre to experience our work — an important commitment as our industry builds back.

“Alongside our brilliant Emerge participants, we’re thrilled to be welcoming more adventurous artists into the company with the announcement of our new Associate Artists and our writers under commission, who will create bold, radical reappraisals of some iconic international plays. Together, they represent the most exciting and innovative talent working in British theatre today.”

The Jamie Lloyd Company has also announced the appointment of Zawe AshtonSoutra GilmourMika Onyx Johnson and Nima Taleghani as Associate Artists. The associateship gives the artists opportunities to develop their own practice and to embed themselves further into the future of the company’s productions and outreach work.

Further to this, the company has announced the development of new work, with commissions from writers Jade AnoukaRachel De-lahayAnya Reiss and Nima Taleghani.

News on the company’s postponed production of Henrik Ibsen‘s A Doll’s House will be revealed shortly.

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