Casting has been announced for Hope, BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne’s first original play to be staged at the Royal Court.
Hope follows Thorne’s success with Glue and This is England ’86 and reunites him with director John Tiffany after their celebrated production Let the Right One In, which transferred to the West End earlier this year.
The cast includes Rudi Dharmalingam, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Jo Eastwood, Christine Entwisle, Tom Georgeson, Stella Gonet, Paul Higgins, Tommy Knight and Nisha Nayar.
How do you save £22 million? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the council are about to find out.
Hope is an urgent, responsive play about where we are right now politically.
Thorne’s funny, heartfelt and scathing fable attacks the squeeze on local government, examines disillusionment with the current political parties and asks where we go from here.
Jack Thorne made his Royal Court debut last year with his adaptation of Let the Right One In.
His recent theatre credits include Stuart: A Life Backwards at the Edinburgh Fringe, Mydidae, The Physicists (adapt.) 2 May 1997, When you Cure Me and Bunny, for which he won a Fringe First Award.
On television, his work includes Glue (currently running on Channel 4), The Fades (Best Drama Series – BAFTA 2012), This Is England 88 (Best Mini-Series – BAFTA 2012) and This Is England 86, with Shane Meadows.
On screen, his credits include a screen adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel A Long Way Down, The Scouting Book for Boys and War Book.
Hope runs from November 26 to January 10 in Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.
Age Guidance 14+