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Douglas Booth and Tony Revolori cast in Speech and Debate

Tom Attenborough directs the UK premiere of Stephen Karam’s play

Tony Revolori and Douglas Booth
Tony Revolori and Douglas Booth
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Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Stephen Karam's play Speech and Debate.

Tom Attenborough will direct the piece for Defibrillator, which runs at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 22 February to 1 April.

Film and TV stars Douglas Booth (The Riot Club and Noah) and Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel) will both perform in the comedy which follows misfit high schoolers as they are brought together by a sex scandal involving one of their teachers.

The piece is Tony Award-winner Karam's first play to be produced in the UK. His work The Humans won the Tony Award for Best Play this year. A film version of Speech and Debate adapted by Karam, will be released in 2017.

Further casting for the show is yet to be announced.

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Speech and Debate runs at Trafalgar Studios from 24 February to 1 April with previews from 22 February.