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Private Peaceful, Malcolm Sinclair and more announced in Nottingham Playhouse season

The Nottingham venue has announced its plans for the coming year

Malcolm Sinclair
Malcolm Sinclair
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Nottingham Playhouse has announced further plans for its 2019 / 2020 season.

Cast joining the previously announced Alex Kingston in Rebecca Lenkiewicz's adaption of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People has been announced. Malcolm Sinclair will play Peter Mattsson, alongside Donna Banya as Petra, Imogen Daines as Ulrika, Karl Haynes as Captain Horster, Richard Evans as Morten, Deka Walmsley as Christopher and Tim Samuels as Aslaksen.

Danish composer Frans Bak (The Killing, Doctor Foster) will also compose music for the production, which is directed by the venue's artistic director Adam Penford with design by Morgan Large. The piece runs from 13 to 28 September.

The venue has also announced its spring show for 2020 – a new stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful, penned by Simon Reade. Running from 27 March to 11 April, the piece is set in the trenches of the Great War. Casting is to be confirmed.

Tim Samuels, on top of appearing in An Enemy of the People, will star opposite Jack Quarton in Nottingham Playhouse's production of Coram Boy in the city's Albert Hall. With a mix of professional and community performers, the show runs from 7 to 10 August.

Quarton will also appear in Assassins at the theatre, with the full cast for the musical co-production announced.

Cast has also been announced for Sophie Ellerby's LIT, directed by Stef O'Driscoll. Eve Austin, Tiger Cohen Towell, Maxine Finch, Jim Pope and Kieran Hardcastle will all appear in the production, which runs in the venue's studio space from 24 September to 5 October.