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Monday, 28 April 2014

Casting is announced for Mr Burns at the Almeida Theatre

Casting is announced for the European Premiere of Anne Washburn’s Mr Burns. Almeida Theatre Associate Director Robert Icke directs, following the success of 1984 which transfers to the West End this week.

The company includes Fiona DigneyAdrian der GregorianDemetri Goritsas, Adey Grummet, Michael Henry, Justine Mitchell, Wunmi Mosaku, Annabel Scholey, Michael Shaeffer and Jenna Russell.

Mr Burns will be designed by Tom Scutt who most recently worked on the Almeida’s current production of King Charles IIIPhilip Gladwell will design the lighting, sound design will be by Tom Gibbons, with joint composition and musical direction by Orlando Gough and Michael Henry

It's the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive?

Mr Burns asks whether the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and, when society has crumbled, imagines the future of America's most famous TV family.
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