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Cast confirmed for Almeida's Our Town

David Cromer’s production of Thornton Wilder’s classic opens in October

Anna Francolini
Anna Francolini
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Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Our Town at the Almeida Theatre, which runs from 10 October to 29 November 2014.

As previously reported, David Cromer will direct and perform in his "intimate version" of Thornton Wilder's American play.

He'll be joined in the cast by: Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stone and David Walmsley.

Cromer's production of Our Town ran for over a year at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York where it won multiple awards.

Performed on a bare stage with minimal props, the play sees two people fall in love, marry, and live out their lives as a small American town which becomes an allegory for everyday life.

Our Town will be designed by Stephen Dobay, with costumes by Alison Siple, music by Jonathan Mastro and lighting by Heather Gilbert.