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Cast announced for Mike Bartlett's Game at Almeida

The play, which will be staged in a ‘radically reconfigured’ auditorium, is set in the midst of the housing crisis

Mike Noble in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Mike Noble in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Casting has been announced for the Almeida Theatre's premiere of Mike Bartlett's new play Game.

Directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether, the play centres on a young couple trying to get on the housing ladder. They are offered a home of their own, but at what price?

The cast will include Georgina Beedle (Peter and Alice), Clare Burt (A Streetcar Named Desire), Daniel Cerqueira (Blood Wedding), Kevin Harvey (The Book of Mormon), Chloe Hesar, Jodie McNee (3 Winters), Mike Noble (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Ben Righton (39 Steps), Richard Sumitro and Susan Wokoma (Hotel).

Mike Bartlett returns to the Almeida following King Charles III, which continues in the West End until 31 January. Bartlett’s play Bull is currently running at the Young Vic.

Wares and Buether have previously collaborated on Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Guantanamo, Platform and generations. They will "dramatically reconfigure" the Almeida auditorium for the production, seating the audience in four separate zones to give them an "unnervingly intimate view of the action".

Lighting design will be by Jack Knowles, sound design by Gareth Fry, video by Leo Warner of 59 Productions and movement is by Leon Baugh.

Game runs from 3 March to 4 April 2015 (previews from 23 February).