Labyrinth: Full cast announced

Posted on 26 July 2016.

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Labyrinth: Full cast announced

‘Three years ago the doomsayers were predicting the end. Financial apocalypse. But the system survived. Because the system works. Time to take advantage of the goodies on offer…’

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Beth Steel’s Labyrinth, a Hampstead Theatre commission. 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.

Sean Delaney plays John. Sean returns to Hampstead Theatre where he made his professional stage debut in Rabbit Hole earlier this year after graduating from RADA in 2015.  His credits whilst at RADA include Measure for MeasureMrs Warren’s ProfessionNew LabourStasilandChicken Soup with Barley, Mephisto and Twelfth Night. His television credits include Midsomer Murders.

Tom Weston-Jones plays Charlie. His recent theatre credits include The Merchant of Venice (Almeida Theatre), Enlightenment (Hampstead Theatre), Translations (The Tobacco Factory) and The Country Wife (The Old Vic). Tom’s film and television credits include Dickensian, Not Safe For Work, Copper, World Without End, Spooks and Captain America.

Eric Kofi Abrefa plays Rick. His theatre credits includes The Glass Menagerie (Headlong), A Taste of Honey (National Theatre),  Wildefire (Hampstead Theatre), The Amen Corner (National Theatre), Choir Boy (Royal Court), The Sluts of Sutton Drive (Finborough) and Richard III (BBC Shakespeare Festival).  His film and television work credits include Snowden, I.T, Night of the Lotus, HALO, Fury and Shoot the Messenger, Humans, Lucky Man, Halo, Stella and Tati’s Hotel.

Joseph Balderrama plays South American Ministers. His theatre credits include The Rubber Room (Old Vic New Voices), The White House Murder Case (The Orange Tree Theatre), The Miser (Royal Exchange, Manchester) and Wet Weather Cover (King’s Head, Islington and West End transfer). Joseph’s film and television credits include Tad Jones: The Hero Returns,Spectre,Benidorm, Capital, I Live With Models, Not Going Out, The Armada: 12 Days To Save England, Episodes and Holby City.

Philip Bird plays Frank. His theatre credits include Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre/Hampstead Theatre), The Potsdam Quartet (Jermyn Street Theatre), Wild Oats (Bristol Old Vic), The Cherry Orchard (Royal Lyceum), Sweet Panic (Duke of York’s Theatre), The Marriage of Figaro (Watermill Theatre), The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe). His film and television credits include Midsomer Murders, Emmerdale, EastEnders and his film credits include Blessed and In the Dark.

Martin McDougall plays Howard. HIs theatre credits include Aunt Dan And Lemon (Royal Court Theatre), Change: The Upcoming War With Iran (IMC), Danny Bouncing (Derby Playhouse). Martin’s television credits include 24, Utopia, The HonourableWoman, Dark Matters and The Man Who Stopped World War 3. His film credits Edge Of Tomorrow, Take Down, 360, Hyde Park On Hudson, The Green Zone, The Hessen Affair, Penelope and Omen.

Alexia Traverse-Healy plays LB Holmes. Her theatre credits include A Better Woman (The Marlowe Theatre), Playing for Time (Sheffield Crucible), Henry V, Henry IV parts I & II, Henry VI Parts I, II & II and Richard III (RSC), Scapino and 5/11 (Chichester Festival Theatre). Her film and television credits include Composer & I, 7 Lives, SS-GB for Sid Gentle Films, Skins Redux, Holby City, EastEnders, Wrong Turn, Garrows Law and Peep Show 2.

Matt Whitchurch plays Phil. Matt trained at RADA and his recent theatre credits include The Herbal Bed (English Touring Theatre), Pine (Hampstead Theatre), We Know Where You Live (Finborough Theatre) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Liverpool Everyman). His television credits include The Outcast, Call the Midwife and Some Girls.

Abubakar Salim trained at LAMDA. His theatre credits include The Winter's Tale (Cheek By Jowl), Teddy Ferrara (Donmar Warehouse), Sense of an Ending (Theatre 503) and Prince of Denmark (National Theatre). His television credits include Black Mirror, Agatha Raisin 'The Potted Gardener', Spotless, 24: Live Another Day and The Jury.

Elena Saurel plays Grace. Elena studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York and her theatre credits include Pearl (The Abrons Arts Centre, New York). Her recent television credits include Benidorm, Not Safe For Work and Catastrophe. Her film credits include Charlie and Wendy.

Christopher Sawalha trained at ALRA. His theatre credits include The School Mistress and Beauty & the Beast (The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), The Borrowers Tale Trail  (New Vic Theatre, Stoke on Trent), The Fame Game (Vienna’s English Theatre) and George’s Marvellous Medicine (Illyria Theatre).

Ryan Ellsworth trained at LAMDA. His recent theatre credits include Henry V (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Theatr Clwyd), A Slight Risk (Soho Theatre), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Cymbeline (Cheek by Jowl). His film and television credits include Bel Ami, Islands at War, Eastenders and Manhunt.

Beth Steel returns to Hampstead following the critically acclaimed Wonderland which opened in June 2014. Wonderland won her the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising New Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards that same year and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an award for best play in the English language by a female playwright. 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.

Anna Ledwich makes her Hampstead Theatre Main Stage debut following Donny’s Brain, The Argument and the Olivier Award nominated Four Minutes Twelve Seconds Downstairs. Her other credits include The Stick House (Raucous Collective/Bristol Old Vic) and Lulu (Gate Theatre/Headlong) for which she received the New Directions Award. She was awarded the Michael and Morvern Heller Director's Bursary at Chichester Festival and is an Associate Director at Theatre 503 and co-Artistic Director of Theatre on the Fly at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Labyrinth has been made possible by the generous support of Lin and Ken Craig, who are proud to continue their association with Beth Steel at Hampstead Theatre.

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