Nicholas Bailey and Niall Buggy lead the cast for the Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s new play, The Invisible, which opens at London’s Bush Theatre next month.
The production, directed by Michael Oakley, also includes Alexandra Gilbreath, Scott Karim and Sirine Saba. It begins previews from July 3.
The Invisible is about the recent changes to the provision of legal aid. Based on interviews with real people, the drama aims to tell the stories of how ordinary people are affected by the cuts and examines the effects.
Nicholas Bailey’s theatre credits include Macbeth (Mercury Theatre), Soho Streets (Soho Theatre), Breakfast with Mugabe (Theatre Royale Bath) and Mela (West Yorkshire Playhouse). On TV he is best known for playing Dr Anthony Truman in EastEnders.
Niall Buggy is an Oliver Award-winning actor whose best known roles include Uncle Vanya (Lyric Theatre,Belfast), Aristocrats (National Theatre), The Importance of Being Ernest (Harold Pinter Theatre) and Translations (Sheffield Crucible). Some of his television credits include Inspector Lewis, Dalziel and Pascoe, Father Ted, The Bill and The Professionals.
Rebecca Lenkiewicz is an award-winning writer who, in 2008, was the first living female playwright to have her work produced on the Olivier Stage at the National Theatre, London.
She is currently under commission to Out of Joint Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, and the National Theatre.
The Invisible runs from July 3-August 15.
It is followed by the start of the Bush Theatre autumn season with F*ck The Polar Bears by Tanya Ronder (September 11-October 24) and Forget Me Not by Tom Holloway (December 8–January 16), which is a co-production between the Bush Theatre and HighTide Festival Theatre.