Beth Steel’s banking thriller, Labyrinth, has announced its cast for its premiere at Hampstead Theatre in September.
Directed by Anna Ledwich, this compelling new thriller explores the fallout from one the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades.
The full cast features Sean Delaney, Tom Weston-Jones, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Joseph Balderrama, Philip Bird, Martin McDougall, Alexia Traverse-Healy, Matt Whitchurch, Abubakar Salim, Elena Saurel, Christopher Sawalha and Ryan Ellsworth.
Labyrinth is set in New York in 1978. John Anderson is barely out of college and has landed himself a job on Wall Street.
His dreams of unimaginable wealth, travel and power are made a reality as he jets around the globe selling loans to developing countries eager to borrow. And there are plenty – Mexico, Brazil, Argentina…
But cracks in the banks’ excessive lending strategy soon start to show. Despite the warning signs – and their consciences – John and his colleagues continue to pursue their targets, threatening to leave them all financially, and morally, bankrupt.
Sean Delaney plays John. He returns to Hampstead Theatre where he made his professional stage debut in Rabbit Hole earlier this year after graduating from RADA in 2015. His television credits include Midsomer Murders. Beth Steel returns to Hampstead following the critically acclaimed Wonderland which opened in June 2014 and won her the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising New Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards that year.
Beth’s debut play, Ditch, was shortlisted for the John Whiting Award and premiered at the HighTide Festival before transferring to the Old Vic Tunnels.
Labyrinth runs on the main stage at Hampstead Theatre from September 1-October 8.