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Casting announced for Rory Kinnear’s debut play at Bush

Casting has been announced for The Herd at the Bush Theatre, the first play by award-winning actor Rory Kinnear.

Directed by Howard Davies, the production opens on 18 September (previews from 13 September) and runs until 26 October 2013.

Louise Brealey
Louise Brealey
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The cast will feature: Adrian Bower, Louise Brealey, Anna Calder Marshall, Kenneth Cranham, Adrian Rawlins and Amanda Root.

The play, which centres around a 21st birthday party, is billed as “a witty and heartfelt look at family life when it doesn’t turn out quite the way you imagined”.

Adrian Bower is best know for television credits including Rev, Harry and Paul, Teachers and Gimme Gimme Gimme. Louise Brealey has recently appeared on stage in The Trojan Women (Gate Theatre), Birthday (Royal Court), Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre) and The Government Inspector (Young Vic). Work on television includes Sherlock, and on film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Anna Calder Marshall‘s myriad theatre credits include In the Republic of Happiness (Royal Court), Salt, Root & Roe (Donmar Trafalgar), A Kind of Alaska (Gate), Comfort Me with Apples (Hampstead), Humble Boy (Gielgud) and The Philistines (RSC).

Kenneth Cranham‘s career spans over thirty years working in film, television and theatre. Theatre credits for the National Theatre include The Novice, School for Scandal, The Cherry Orchard, The UN Inspector and An Inspector Calls, which transferred to the West End and Broadway.

Adrian Rawlins‘ theatre credits include The Miser, A View From The Bridge (National Theatre) and The Glass Menagerie (Manchester Royal Exchange); Amanda Root‘s recent theatre work includes Jumpy (Royal Court) and West End) and The Norman Conquests (Old Vic and Broadway) for which she received a Tony Award nomination.

The Herd is Rory Kinnear’s debut play. As an actor, he has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Almeida Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and National Theatre,where he is currently starring opposite Adrian Lester in Othello.