Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Casting has been announced for the first London revival of METROPOLIS

Casting has been announced for the first London revival of METROPOLIS by All Star Productions at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre. 

Cast includes Rob Heron (Steven), Miiya Alexandra (Maria / Futura), Gareth James (Freeman), Kitty Whitelaw (Warner), Michael Levi (George), Alex Ely (Jeremiah) and Marc Mackinnon (Groat). Ensemble includes Annabel Edwards, Kieran Wynne, Tami Stone, Michael Larcombe, Laura Hyde, Mikey Wooster, Natalie Jayne Hall, Tom Blackmore, Freya Tilly and Shannon Kavanagh. 

Based on the 1927 Fritz Lang silent film, METROPOLIS opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1989 with a cast that included Brian Blessed, Judy Kuhn and Graham Bickely. 

Set in 2026 METROPOLIS is the last city in the world where all natural resources have been extinguished. The city relies on slave workers labour to keep running. The workers are locked up in an Underground city where they are forced to work at machines and not even allowed to see the sun whilst the wealthy industrialists reign in high rise buildings above.

City ruler John Freeman is unsatisfied with his workers lack of effectiveness and plans to replace them with robots. His plans prove to be difficult to accomplish due to the efforts of his son, Steven, who does everything he can to improve the workers conditions and Maria, the teacher of the workers children who Steven has fallen in love with.
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