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Casting announced for John Tiffany's production of Road at the Royal Court

Jim Cartwright's debut play is set in Lancashire during Margaret Thatcher's government

Michelle Fairley, John Tiffany and Mark Hadfield
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Casting has been announced for Jim Cartwright's play Road, which opens at the Royal Court in July.

Directed by John Tiffany, the play is Cartwright's first and is about a group of people who live on the same road in a working class area of Lancashire during Margaret Thatcher's government.

It will star Michelle Fairley (The Wild Duck, Donmar), Mark Hadfield (The Libertine), Faye Marsay (Black Mirror) and Mike Noble (Game, Almeida) when it opens on 28 July.

Joining them will be Shane Zaza, Liz White, June Watson, Dan Parr and Lemn Sissay, who recently appeared at the theatre in The Report.

The production runs from 21 July with designs by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Lee Curran, sound design from Gareth Fry and movement by Jonathan Watkins.

Road runs at the Royal Court from 28 July to 9 September, with previews from 21 July.