Deluge: Full cast announced

Posted on 2 April 2015.

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Deluge: Full cast announced

There’s a furtive presence on Joe and Kitty’s farm. Precious feed is mysteriously disappearing from the hayshed and prized livestock is being slaughtered at night whilst sinister shadows lurk in the darkness.

Fiona Doyle’s provocative thriller will be performed by Elaine Cassidy, Gary Lilburn, Edward MacLiam and Charlotte Randle.

With fodder running out and no money left, Joe and Kitty, like their desperate neighbours, will stop at nothing to protect themselves and their cherished land. But at what cost?

Fiona Doyle presents a suspenseful mystery set in a blighted landscape, where nature is fiercely taking its course and it’s becoming a question of survival of the fittest.

Lighting is by Elliot Griggs and sound by James Frewer.

Deluge won the Eamon Keane Full-length Play Award in 2014 and is Irish writer Fiona Doyle’s second play to be produced and following Coolatully (Finborough Theatre), which won the 2014 Paptango New Writing Prize. She has had numerous short plays produced including Rootbound and Rigor Mortis (Arcola Theatre), and Two Sisters (Southwark Playhouse).

Anna Ledwich returns to Hampstead following Four Minutes Twelve Seconds in 2014, which has been nominated for the 2015 Olivier Award Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. Previous credits include Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival Theatre), Lulu (The Gate/Headlong New Directions Award) and Dream Story also at The Gate.

Elaine Cassidy has recently been on stage in Fathers and Sons (Donmar), Les Parents Terribles (Donmar/Trafalgar Studios), There Came A Gypsy Riding (Almeida) and The Crucible (RSC). TV includes The Paradise – 2 series, The Garden and A Room With A View. Film includes Just Henry, And When Did You Last See Your Father and The Others.

Gary Lilburn’s recent stage work includes The Cripple of Inishmaan (West End/Broadway), Dr Faustus (WYP), The Kingdom (Soho Theatre) and Calendar Girls (Chichester/West End). TV includes Catastrophe, a series regular in Mrs Brown’s Boys and Doctors. Film includes Philomena, Eden and Garage.

Edward MacLiam’s stage roles include Liberty and The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Globe) and I’ll Be The Devil (RSC/Tricycle). TV includes Ordinary Lives, Cucumber, Citizen Charlie, series regular in DCI Banks and The Turn of The Screw. Film includes Run and Jump, Miss Conception and Angel.

Charlotte Randle has been on stage in Birdland and Muse and Poem (Royal Court), Public Enemy and King Lear (Young Vic) The Lyons (Menier Chocolate Factory), The King’s Speech (Wyndhams) and Decade (Headlong). TV includes The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Legacy, Silent Witness and Holby City.

This production is made possible through a gift by Jocelyn Abbey from the Joan Abbey Estate.

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