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Full casting announced for The Trial at the Young Vic

Kate O'Flynn among cast joining Rory Kinnear in this adaptation of Kafka's novel

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Full casting has been announced for The Trial at the Young Vic, with Critics' Circle Award-winner Kate O'Flynn (A Taste of Honey, Port) joining the previously announced Rory Kinnear (Othello, Measure for Measure) in Nick Gill's adaptation of Franz Kafka's 1925 novel.

Further casting includes Hugh Skinner (W1A, The Cherry Orchard) and Sian Thomas (Rainsnakes, ''Passion Play). They are joined by Marc Antolin, Steven Beard, Richard Cant, Sarah Crowden, Charlie Folorunsho, Neil Haigh, Suzy King and Weruche Opia.

Extra tickets have been released for the production, which runs until 22 August and is directed by Richard Jones. A day seat lottery will also be held for every performance.

Kinnear plays K, whose 30th birthday begins a waking nightmare. Visited at home by state agents and accused of an unspecified crime, K. is bewildered by spiraling layers of bureaucracy – and the more sinister motives which lurk beneath them. Richard Jones directs, partnering with frequent collaborators, the award-winning designer Miriam Buether and costume designer Nicky Gillibrand. Nick Gill's new adaptation, commissioned by the Young Vic, reveals a murky and dangerous world in which government operates without oversight or consequences.

The Trial opens at The Young Vic on 19 June. For more information and to book tickets click here.


Cast Profiles


Rory Kinnear: Rory returns to the stage for the first time since his Evening Standard Award-winning performance as Iago in Othello (National Theatre) in 2013, for which he also won an Olivier Award. In 2011 he won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performances in both Measure for Measure (Almeida) and Hamlet (National Theatre). Other theatre credits include The Last of the Hausmanns, Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode (Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role) (National Theatre); Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse); Cymbeline and Taming of the Shrew (RSC). His film credits include The Imitation Game, Cuban Fury, Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Wild Target and Broken, for which he won the BIFA award for Best Supporting Actor. For television, his credits include The Casual Vacancy, Penny Dreadful, Count Arthur Strong, Richard II, Southcliffe for which he was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor, Loving Miss Hatto, Black Mirror and Lucan. Upcoming releases include Spectre, Man Up and Trespass Against Us.


Kate O'Flynn makes her Young Vic debut in The Trial. Theatre credits include A Taste of Honey and Port (National Theatre) for which she won the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer; The Ritual Slaughter of George Mastromas and A Miracle (Royal Court); Lungs and The Sound of Heavy Rain (Paines Plough/Sheffield) and See How They Run and The Children's Hour (Royal Exchange, Manchester) for which she won the MEN Award for Best Newcomer and the TMA Award for Best Supporting Actress. Kate's film credits include Mr Turner, Up There and Happy Go Lucky and her television work includes Ordinary Lies, No Offence and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.


Hugh Skinner's previous work at the Young Vic includes The Cherry Orchard and Senora Carrar's Rifles. Other theatre credits include Therese Raquin (Theatre Royal, Bath); American Psycho (Almeida); Wild Oats (Bristol Old Vic); You Can't Take It With You (Royal Exchange, Manchester); 66 Books, Where's My Seat?, 2nd May 1997, SuddenLossOfDignity.com (Bush); The Great Game (Tricycle) and The Enchantment (National Theatre). Hugh's film credits include Kill Your Friends, Les Misérables and Day of the Dead. Television credits include Our Zoo, Any Human Heart and Tess of the D'Urbervilles. He is currently appearing in W1A on BBC One.


Sian Thomas returns to the Young Vic having previously appeared in Rainsnakes. Other theatre credits include Minetti (Barbican/ Royal Lyceum Edinburgh); Passion Play (Duke of York's); Blue Heart Afternoon and The Glass Room (Hampstead Theatre); Feelgood (Hampstead Theatre/Garrick); Richard II (Donmar Warehouse); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Northern Stage/Sheffield Crucible); Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith/Novello); Up for Grabs (Wyndham's), for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award; The Illusion (Old Vic); Fram, House and Garden, Sleep With Me, Richard II, The Way of the World and Countrymania (National Theatre), for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award; Ghosts (Bristol Old Vic); The Price (Apollo/Tricycle); Push Up (Royal Court); King Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet, Happy End and Taming of the Shrew (RSC); and Richard III (RSC/Savoy). Her film credits include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Perfume. On television, her credits include Atlantis, Merlin and The Royal Bodyguard.

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