Royal Court's Road revival cast announced

Reporter: Robin Johnson, first published Mon 12 Jun 2017 13:01

Casting has been announced for the Royal Court's revival of Jim Cartwright's seminal drama Road, with Olivier Award winner John Tiffany directing a company including Michelle Fairley and Lemn Sissay.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child director John, former Game Of Thrones star Michelle (as Helen/Marion/Brenda), and author and broadcaster Lemn (Scullery) are joined in the exciting cast by Mark Hadfield (Brian/Jerry), Faye Marsay (Louise/Clare), Mike Noble (Eddie/Skin-Lad), Dan Parr (Brink), June Watson (Molly/Linda), Liz White (Carol/Valerie) and Shane Zaza (Joey). 

Casting for Road at the Royal Court

Michelle Fairley, Mark Hadfield, Faye Marsay, Mike Noble, Dan Parr, Lemn Sissay, June Watson, Liz White and Shane Zaza

Cartwright's influential play first opened at the Royal Court in 1986, and follows the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.

Highly controversial in its time, the show portrays their desperation amidst a socially turbulent landscape, delving into their houses and personal lives during the course of one particularly wild night.

The multi award-winning text has previously been adapted for TV and broadcast by the BBC.

The show will feature design by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Lee Curran, sound by Gareth Fry and movement by Jonathan Watkins.

Road runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from 21 July 2017 to 9 September, with press night on Friday 28 July at 7pm.

You can book your tickets through the venue's website.