Tiger Country: Full cast announced

Posted on 6 November 2014.

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Tiger Country: Full cast announced

Beyond the corridors of a busy London hospital lies a workplace full of professionals under the most extreme pressure – especially at Christmas – where an unintentional slip can have disastrous consequences.

Following its sell-out success in 2011, Hampstead Theatre revisits one of its most popular commissions, written and directed by the award-winning Nina Raine.

The cast will be led by Indira Varma as surgeon Vashti, with Ruth Everett, Souad Faress, Jenny Galloway, Nick Hendrix, Maxwell Hutcheon, Tricia Kelly, Alastair MacKenzie, Wunmi Mosaku, Shaun Parkes and Luke Thompson.

Professionalism and prejudice, turbulent staff romances, ambition and failure collide in an action-packed drama about an overburdened service that we all depend on and the dedicated individuals that keep it going.

Lighting will be designed by Neil Austin, with sound by Fergus O’Hare, video by Dick Straker and choreography by Leon Baugh.

Nina Raine returns to Hampstead after directing William Boyd’s Longing, starring Tamsin Greig and Iain Glen, last year. Other writing credits include the critically acclaimed Tribes (Royal Court) and Rabbit (Old Red Lion Theatre/ West End). Directing credits include Jumpy (West End and Royal Court).

Indira Varma is best known for her roles in Game of Thrones, Rome, The Canterbury Tales and Luther. Her most recent stage appearances include Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Hothouse (Trafalgar Studios), and Dance of Death and Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse). Her film appearances include Exodus, Silent Hours and All You Need is Kill and her first major breakthrough Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love.

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