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Casting announced for English Touring Theatre's Arcadia

Tom Stoppard's modern classic will be directed by Blanche McIntyre

Full casting has been announced for English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Brighton Productions' upcoming revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.

Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the production will be the first major national tour since 1993, and over 20 years since the play has been seen by audiences around the UK.

Dakota Blue Richards (Skins) will make her stage debut as Thomasina, with other cast including Kirsty Besterman, Robert Cavanah, Tom Greaves, Nakay Kpaka, Ed MacArthur, Charlie Manton, David Mara, Flora Montgomery, Wilf Scolding, Larrington Walker and Ria Zmitrowitz.

The production is designed by Jonathan Fensom, with lighting design by Johanna Town and sound design by Gregory Clarke.

Tom Stoppard said: "I'm delighted that a new tour of Arcadia, directed by the young, visionary Blanche McIntrye, is to take place next year reaching audiences across the UK. The current challenges for regional theatre in the UK mean that a production of this scale and quality are very rarely toured."

Arcadia, which was recently among the top five plays ETT's My Favourite Play poll, will open at the Theatre Royal Brighton on 30 January 2015 before touring the UK to Bath, Bromley, Woking, Aylesbury, Truro, Birmingham, Cambridge, Malvern and Oxford until April 2015.