Further casting announced for Festival 2019

Further casting has been announced for Festival 2019. 

Haydn Gwynne will make her Chichester debut in the title role of Hedda Tesman, a co-production with Headlong and The Lowry. Among her many notable roles are Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot (West End and Broadway) and Margaret Thatcher in The Audience (West End), while her innumerable TV series include Peak Practice, Mersey Beat, Dalziel and Pasco, Rome, Drop the Dead Donkey and The Windsors.

Rory Keenan will play Raymond Brock opposite Rachael Stirling as Susan Traherne in Plenty; last seen at Chichester in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me in 2015, his recent work includes Long Day's Journey Into Night (West End and New York).

Anthony Calf (as Sir Leonard Darwin) and Yolanda Kettle (Alice Park) both return to Chichester following 2015’s For Services Rendered; also in the Plenty cast are Micah Balfour, Alan Booty, Raphael Desprez, Gemma Dobson, Philippe Edwards, Louise Mai Newberry, Macy Nyman, Nick Sampson, Rupert Young and Ozzie Yue.

 In Oklahoma!, the full company has been confirmed to join Josie Lawrence (Aunt Eller), Amara Okereke (Laurey) and Hyoie O’Grady (Curly). Making their Chichester debuts are Bronté Barbé (Beautiful, Over the Rainbow) as Ado Annie, Isaac Gryn (Bugsy Malone) as Will Parker and Emmanuel Kojo (Show Boat, Girl From The North Country) as Jud Fry, while Scott Karim (The Country Wife, Young Marx) returns to play Ali Hakim. The company is completed by Michelle Andrews, Georgie Ashford, Lindsay Atherton, Imogen Bailey, Jeremy Batt, Alex Christian, Nicolas Colicos, Christopher Dickins, Paige Fenlon, Alyn Hawke, Bethany Huckle, Emily Langham, Michael Lin, Rory Shafford, Jak Skelly, Rhys West and Anna Woodside.

Casting is also complete for The Deep Blue Sea. Joining Nancy Carroll, Hadley Fraser and Gerald Kyd are Denise Black as Mrs Elton, Matthew Cottle as Mr Miller, Ralph Davis, Helena Wilson and Laurence Ubong Williams.

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