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Joanna Vanderham joins Andrew Scott in The Dazzle

Vanderham completes the casting for the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg’s play

Joanna Vanderham at the press night for The Promise at the Donmar Warehouse
Joanna Vanderham at the press night for The Promise at the Donmar Warehouse
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Joanna Vanderham will join the previously announced Andrew Scott and David Dawson to complete the cast of The Dazzle, producers have announced today.

Vanderham, whose previous theatre credits include Othello (RSC) and The Promise (Donmar Warehouse), will play Milly in the UK premiere of Tony Award-winner Richard Greenberg‘s play.

According to press materials, the play – which won an Outer Critics Circle Award when it opened in New York in 2000 – takes place in New York City at the beginning of the 20th Century. "Two brothers sit in their home surrounded by 136 tons of hoarded junk. When a beautiful guest arrives, everybody's lives are thrown into sharp focus."

The production – directed by Simon Evans – opens at FOUND111 on 15 December for a strictly limited season until 30 January 2016.

The Dazzle is a co-production between Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions and continues Grandage's tradition of offering affordable access to his productions, with £10 ticket will be available for all performances.

FOUND111 is a new venture at ‪111 Charing Cross Road – the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art – launched by Emily Dobbs Productions and Rachel Edwards for Tooting Arts Club, whose production of Barbarians is currently running at the venue until 7 November.

The Dazzle opens at FOUND111 on 10 December. Click here for more information.