Anders Lustgarten's play, which looks at the politics of global banking, runs in the Theatre Downstairs from 20 February to 9 March 2013 (previews from 15 February), directed by Royal Court associate Simon Godwin.
Syal returns to the London stage having recently appeared in Much Ado About Nothing at the RSC, Killing of Sister George at the Arts Theatre and Shirley Valentine at the Menier Chocolate Factory (for which she won Best Solo Performance in the Whatsonstage.com Awards).
She's joined in the cast of If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep by Susan Brown, Ben Dilloway, Laura Elphinstone, Daniel Kendrick, Damien Molony, Lucian Msamati and Ferdy Roberts.
Anders Lustgarten won the inaugural Harold Pinter Playwright’s Award in 2011 which is given annually by Pinter’s widow, Lady Antonia Fraser, to support a new commission at the Royal Court. His first produced play A Day at the Racists, about the workings of the British National Party, premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2010.
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