Posh pair Max Bennett & Fiona Button set for ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore

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Full casting has been announced for Michael Longhurst’s forthcoming ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, opening in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on October 28.

This new production of John Ford’s blackly sensual and viscerally violent play will find a perfect home in the shadowy intimacy of the candlelit Playhouse.

Max Bennett and Fiona Button star as Giovanni and Annabella, the siblings whose doomed incestuous passion both threatens and throws into relief the incense-laden hypocrisy of the Italian court.

Max Bennett recently played Edmund in Chichester Festival Theatre’s New York transfer of King Lear with Frank Langella.

His other recent theatre credits include Relatively Speaking, A Time to Reap, In Basildon and Luise Miller.

He also played Harry Villiers in the West End transfer of Lyndsey Turner’s Posh.

Max’s film credits include Anna Karenina and The Duchess.

Fiona Button recently starred in Wendy and Peter Pan at the RSC and in Lucy Bailey’s King Lear at the Theatre Royal, Bath.

Her other recent theatre credits include Heartbreak House, An Ideal Husband and Posh.

Her television credits include We’ll Take Manhattan, How Not to Live Your Life and Outcasts.

Olivier Award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni takes the role of Hippolita.

Friar Bonaventure will be played by stage and screen actor Michael Gould.

Full cast: Max Bennett, Stefano Braschi, Fiona Button, Sam Cox, Philip Cumbus, Noma Dumezweni, James Garnon, Michael Gould, Alice Haig, Dean Nolan, Jethro Skinner, Daniel Rabin, Morag Siller, Edward Peel.

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore runs from October 23 – December 7.

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