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A Little Life starring James Norton – rehearsal images released

Performances begin in Richmond and in the West End this month

Luke Thompson (Willem), James Norton (Jude), Omari Douglas (JB)
© Jan Versweyveld

Exclusive: Rehearsal shots for the upcoming production of A Little Life have been released.

Set to appear in the stage production are James Norton (Happy Valley) as Jude, Luke Thompson (Bridgerton) as Willem, Omari Douglas (Cabaret) as JB, Zach Wyatt (The Witcher) as Malcolm, Elliot Cowan (The Crown) as Brother Luke/Doctor Traylor/Caleb, Zubin Varla (Tammy Faye) as Harold, Nathalie Armin (Force Majeure) as Ana, and Emilio Doorgasingh (Best of Enemies) as Andy.

A Little Life follows four college friends in New York City as their lives are pulled apart by various forces. Hanya Yanagihara's 2015 novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and in 2016 was also nominated for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

The rehearsal images are unveiled ahead of additional on-stage seating being released for the production today at 10am.

Yanagihara has adapted her seminal novel for the stage alongside Koen Tachelet and Ivo van Hove (who also directs). This English language premiere follows a Dutch-language production run in Edinburgh last August. That iteration was awarded the full five stars by WhatsOnStage.

Joining van Hove on the creative team are set and lighting designer (and regular collaborator) Jan Versweyveld, as well as costume designer An D'Huys, music and sound designer Eric Sleichim and casting director Julia Horan.

A Little Life runs at Richmond Theatre (from 14 to 18 March) and the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End (from 25 March to 18 June).

Tickets are on sale below.