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Cast announced for first London revival of David Hare's Vertical Hour

Nigel Douglas's production at the Park Theatre includes a former Doctor Who star

Peter Davison

Former Doctor Who star Peter Davison and Thusitha Jayasundera will star in David Hare's The Vertical Hour at the Park Theatre, which opens on 25 September (previews from 23 September).

Nigel Douglas's production, the first London revival of Hare's play, sees two people with opposing political views come together over a weekend in Shropshire, and "pits personal philosophies against global politics".

Peter Davison, who plays Oliver, is well known for playing the fifth Doctor in Doctor Who. His stage credits include Legally Blonde - the Musical (Savoy), Spamalot (Palace) and Dial M for Murder (UK Tour), and other screen credits include All Creatures Great and Small, Law and Order and At Home with the Braithwaites.

Thusitha Jayasundera (Nadia) has theatre credits including Tiger Country (Hampstead), A Day at the Racists (Finborough) and Crime and Punishment, War Horse and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (National Theatre). On TV, she was a series regular in both The Bill and Holby City and other credits include Broadchurch and Above Suspicion.

The Vertical Hour runs at the Park Theatre from 23 September until 26 October 2014.