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Full casting announced for Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke's new musical Committee

''Committee'' is based on the parliamentary inquiry into the collapse of Kids Company

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Sandra Marvin, Alexander Hanson and Rosemary Ashe
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Casting has been announced for Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke's new musical Committee... at the Donmar Warehouse.

The production, with music by Tom Deering, is edited from a parliamentary transcript of evidence given in 2015 by Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of Kids Company, and Alan Yentob, the charity's former chairman.

Batmanghelidjh will be played by Sandra Marvin (Stepping Out), with Omar Ebrahim playing Yentob.

Directed by Adam Penford (Boys in the Band), the cast also includes Alexander Hanson, Rosemary Ashe, Robert Hands, Liz Robertson and Anthony O'Donnell as MPs, and they will be joined by David Albury and Joanna Kirkland.

In August 2015, the Kids Company closed after 19 years, and in November the Public Accounts Committee described the charity as a failed "13 year experiment".

Committee... will have design by Robert Jones, lighting by Jack Knowles and video by Duncan McLean.

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Committee runs at the Donmar Warehouse from 3 July to 12 August, with previews from 24 June.