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Full cast announced for London Tide at the National Theatre

The show, based on Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, plays in the Lyttelton Theatre

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Jake Wood and Jamael Westman, headshots supplied by the venue

Full casting has been set for the National Theatre’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, titled London Tide.

Helmed by director Ian Rickson, known for his work on Translations, and adapted by Ben Power, who recently made waves with The Lehman Trilogy, the production features original music by renowned composer PJ Harvey.

The story unfolds against the backdrop of a raging storm, during which a body is discovered in the Thames River. As the plot unravels, two young women facing an uncertain future take centre stage.

As already announced, the cast includes Brandon Grace (Much Ado About Nothing), Scott Karim (2:22 A Ghost Story), Bella Maclean (Spring Awakening), Tom Mothersdale (Richard III), Ami Tredrea (The Good Person of Szechwan), and Peter Wight (Uncle Vanya). 

Joining them and revealed today will be Beth Alsbury as Lavinia Wilfer, Joe Armstrong as Roger Riderhood, Crystal Condie as Miss Potterson, Laura Cubitt as Nancy, Miya James in the ensemble, Stephen Kennedy as Reg Wilfer, Joshua Lacey as Inspector Bucket, Penny Layden as Mary Wilfer, Eric Mok as understudy Charlie Hexam, Liam Prince-Donnelly in the ensemble, Georgia Silver as understudy Bella Wilfer, Ellie-May Sheridan as Jenny Wren, Jonathan Dryden Taylor as Mr Cleaver, John Vernon as understudy Reg Wilfer/Noddy Boffin/Mortimer Lightwood, WhatsOnStage Award winner Jamael Westman as Eugene Wrayburn, WhatsOnStage Award winner Jake Wood as Gaffer Hexam and Rufus Wright as Mortimer Lightwood.

The creative team includes WhatsOnStage Award-winning set and costume designer is Bunny Christie, WhatsOnStage Award-winning lighting designer Jack Knowles, music director Ian Ross, co-sound designers Tingying Dong and Christopher Shutt, movement director Anna Morrissey, video designer Hayley Egan, fight director Terry King, casting director Bryony Jarvis-Taylor, voice and dialect coach Simon Money, associate set designer Verity Sadler and staff director Yasmin Hafesji.

The piece runs from 10 April to 22 June.

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