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Casting announcement 26

By Open Air Theatre


We are delighted to announce casting for All My Sons, the first production of our season, which includes Tom MannionBrid BrennanCharles Aitken and Amy Nuttall.

Tom Mannion (Joe Keller) has previously appeared in Arthur Miller’s The Price, as well as the Inspector in An Inspector Calls and as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe).  His previous productions at the Open Air Theatre include Two Gentlemen of Verona and Bartholomew Fair.

Brid Brennan (Kate Keller) won a Tony Award for Dancing at Lughnasa and was Olivier Award-nominated for Rutherford and Son (National Theatre) and The Little Foxes (Donmar Warehouse).

Charles Aitken was recently seen in Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic) and on television appeared in Foyle’s War and Bonkers.  Amy Nuttall’s stage credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, the Donmar’s Guys and Dolls and on television appeared in Downton Abbey.

Watch Artistic Director Timothy Sheader talking about his vision for All My Sons | See full cast list


Further casting is also confirmed for Hobson’s Choice and the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

Karl Davies, best known for his long-running television roles in Emmerdale and Kingdom, as well as stage performances in Propeller’s The Winter’s Tale and Henry V, Karl plays Willie Mossop in Hobson’s Choice.

Jade Ewen, currently appearing in Tonight’s The Night, joins the cast of Porgy and Bess as Clara, along with American actor Cedric Neal as Sportin’ Life.  Cedric was a cast member of the 2012 Broadway production of Porgy and Bess and is currently appearing in After Midnight (Brooks Atkinson Theatre).

Leon Lopez and Golda Rosheuvel also join the cast as Jake and Serena in Porgy and Bess. Leon’s stage credits include Rent (Duke of York’s), Tick, Tick… BOOM! (Duchess Theatre) and Piaf (Donmar Warehouse). Golda’s stage credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre) and You Can’t Take it With You (Royal Exchange, Manchester). Golda previously played Lady Macbeth in our production of Macbeth re-imagined for everyone aged six and over.

Rufus Bonds Jr, Phillip Boykin and Cedric Neal are appearing with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

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