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Susannah Fielding and Max Bennett among cast of Bull

The production returns to the Young Vic following an acclaimed run earlier this year

Susannah Fielding, Max Bennett, Nigel Lindsay and Marc Wootton
Susannah Fielding, Max Bennett, Nigel Lindsay and Marc Wootton
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Casting has been announced for Mike Bartlett's Olivier Award-winning play Bull, which opens at the Young Vic in December.

The cast of Clare Lizzimore's production will include Max Bennett (Posh, The Hollow Crown) as Tony, Susannah Fielding (The Beaux Stratagem, The Merchant of Venice) as Isobel, Nigel Lindsay (Speed-the-Plow, Four Lions) as Carter and Marc Wootton (The Same Deep Water As Me, Nativity!) as Thomas.

Bull, which received this year’s Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre following a run in the Young Vic’s Maria earlier this year, sees three desperate colleagues fight for their jobs.

The drama plays out in a workplace-come-bullfighting ring designed by Soutra Gilmour.

The production originally ran at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield where it won the 2013 UK Theatre Award for Best New Play before transferring to 59E59 in New York where it played as part of the Brits Off-Broadway season.

Bull runs at the Young Vic from 15 December to 16 January.